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Stormy weather heading into the holiday weekend



    Stormy weather heading into the holiday weekend
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    A strong and powerful storm system is making its way up the East Coast tonight, bringing heavy rain and the potential for severe storms. The best chance for heavy rainfall arrives after midnight, and the location most likely to see heavy rain is on Long Island. However, the entire Tri-State area is under a Flash Flood Watch through Saturday, because any storms that move in could dump 1”-2” of rain in a short period of time. Minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas, underpasses, and other spots that easily take on water. Heavy rain could still be falling on Long Island on Saturday morning, but in the city and points west, the rain will taper off to showers, and some peeks of sun are likely in the afternoon. On Easter Sunday, lots of clouds will build in again, but we’ll stay mostly dry. A stray passing shower or sprinkle can’t be ruled out, but it’ll be mostly dry for Easter egg hunts and other outdoor plans. More showers arrive again on Monday.

    TONIGHT: Rain and showers in the evening, with strong to severe storms possible overnight. LOW: 60

    SATURDAY: Morning rain and thunderstorms possible, with some PM clearing.
    HIGH: 66

    SUNDAY (EASTER): Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. HIGH: 64

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