Heavy Rain Moving Through Tri-State; Freezing Showers Expected for Some

Up to two inches of rain could fall in NYC as the storm is expected to be at its worst between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday; some in the tri-state may see freezing rain in the morning hours

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What to Know

  • Heavy rain and ice could present a problem for some around the tri-state this weekend
  • The storms roll in during the early morning hours on Saturday, and the rain sticks around through the afternoon
  • The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of northwestern New Jersey

Heavy rain and even icing could present problems for some around the tri-state this weekend, Storm Team 4 says.

Light rain that moved into the area on Saturday morning was expected to become heavy and steady around noon, with a few thunderstorms possible, Storm Team's Raphael Miranda said.

Temperatures may be cold enough in northwestern New Jersey for a few hours of freezing rain as the showers begin. As a result Sullivan, Ulster, Orange and Sussex counties may face difficult and dangerous travel conditions as the freezing rain comes down.

The National Weather Service also issued a winter weather advisory for parts of that region.

Along the shore, minor to moderate flooding at high tide Saturday morning was possible, Storm Team 4 said, though it wasn't entirely due to the storm (a new moon combined with solid on-shore flow contribute to that). A coastal flood advisory was issued for Long Island and the Jersey Shore.

As for the city, expect to see entirely rain — but a lot of it, with between 1-2 inches falling before the storm moves on. The worst of the storm is expected between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, with heavy downpours expected in and around New York City.

There is some good news: The wet weather should dry out around 6 p.m. Saturday, Miranda says, and we're not expecting any more storms until the following weekend, when there could be a rain or snow chance.

Temperatures will also stay slightly above average with highs in low to mid 40s throughout the entire work week, with partly cloudy skies.

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