What to Know
Rain isn't expected to begin falling until early Saturday, but conditions will worsen over the course of the day, with downpours likely
Much of the tri-state area could see more than 2 inches of rain by the end of the weekend
The weather improves next week, with temps reaching the high 60s by Monday, moving into the 70s and hitting 80 by Thursday
A powerful spring storm is expected to punish the tri-state area with heavy rain and strong winds this weekend, turning Saturday into a complete washout and Mother's Day into an unfortunate mess.
Storm Team 4 says clouds thickened and winds picked up Friday as the storm approached. Showers are expected to move in between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Conditions will progressively deteriorate over the course of the day Saturday, bringing periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and possible coastal flooding into the evening, Storm Team 4 says.
Mother's Day isn't forecast to be quite as nasty, Storm Team 4 says, but lingering showers are likely. By the end of the weekend, the city and coastal areas could see at least 2 inches of rain or more.
While the weather system is expected to be intense, it likely won't cause the severe flash flooding that buried cars and streets under water across a wide swath of the tri-state area last week, Storm Team 4 says.
The weather improves early next week, with temperatures reaching the high 60s Monday, moving into the 70s by Tuesday and hitting 80 by Thursday.