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  • Heavy rain with flash flooding a possibility in parts of the tri-state is in store for the Friday morning commute, Storm Team 4 says[hhmc]

  • The entire day won't be a washout, however, as the rain will begin to push out of the area around noon with clearer skies by the evening[hhmc]

  • The weekend looks to be much brighter with Saturday and Sunday both calling for lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s [hhmc]

The tri-state is in for another soaker of a morning commute Friday, and flood warnings and watches are in effect for parts of region, Storm Team 4 says, but brighter and cooler days are on the horizon.

After a quiet and mild Thursday, temperatures slid back into the 50s and 60s by night, with even a few drops of rain falling in spots, but the stronger showers began to roll in early Friday, setting the stage for a wet commute.

Up to about one to two inches of rain can be expected. Flood warnings have been issued for Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties in NJ until 7:15 a.m. Flood watches have been issued for parts of NYC, other parts of New Jersey and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Get the latest severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here and stay on top of the latest conditions using our interactive radar.

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By around 3:30 Friday morning, heavy rain was over western NJ moving toward the five boroughs and will continue right through the morning commute, potentially bringing flooding to low-lying areas and poor drainage spots. Otherwise, wet, slick roads, and heavy downpours alone will make travel quite miserable for many.

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However, the entire day won't be a complete washout. Showers will begin to subside around noon, with highs only reaching into the upper 60s. By the evening, clouds will begin to dissolve, leading the way to a brighter weekend.

Saturday will be the start of it with highs in the mid-70s with a similar day on Sunday.

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