What to Know
A nor'easter is headed for the tri-state this weekend[hhmc]
The weather system is expected to slam the area with strong winds and up to 2 inches of rain[hhmc]
The powerful nor'easter is predicted to move in Friday night and could hang around for 24 hours[hhmc]
Have weekend plans? May want to reevaluate.
Storm Team 4 says a powerful nor'easter is expected to besiege the tri-state area for up to 24 hours, lashing the region with wind gusts up to 50 mph and up to 2 inches of rain by the time the system moves out.
Friday, meteorologists say, will be the calm before the storm. Highs will settle in the 50s for much of the day with lingering clouds and not much sunshine.
The storm is expected to move in Friday night and linger through Saturday night, threatening minor-to-moderate coastal flooding in low-lying areas, power outages and beach erosion. Strong wind gusts may also cause some damage.
Storm Team 4 says conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly as the evening goes on Friday and will continue to intensify heading into the weekend. Saturday is expected to be an overall nasty day, with heavy rain and strong winds potentially downing trees and causing power outages across the region.
Con Edison was scheduling extra crews to respond to any power outages and was reminding customers to stay away from downed power lines.
Most of the region could see between 1 and 2 inches of rain on Saturday. There is also a chance for some light snow in the Catskills and waves could reach up to a foot in some areas.
A coastal flood watch has been issued for pats of the tri-state ahead of the nasty storm. Clickhere for the latest severe weather alerts in your neighborhood.
Things will begin to calm down Saturday evening and come Sunday it will be cool and breezy.
A few showers are possible Monday, but by the time November rolls around Thursday temperatures will shoot back up into the 60s, Storm Team 4 says.