What to Know

  • Storm Team 4 is tracking a system expected to bring widespread rain and thunderstorms to the tri-state Friday overnight into Saturday[hhmc]

  • The threat for severe weather is marginal; central and southern New Jersey see the greatest risk[hhmc]

  • Easter Sunday isn't expected to be a total washout, but it will be pretty gray, Storm Team 4 says [hhmc]

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to pummel the tri-state area Friday night, potentially becoming severe in spots heading into Saturday morning and causing some flash flooding, according to Storm Team 4.

The severe threat is marginal, Storm Team 4 says, and the risk mostly applies to people who live in parts of central and southern New Jersey. The primary threat, should severe weather occur, would be in the form of winds up to 60 mph.

Regardless, heavy rains will likely affect a large swath of the region. Some strong cells could produce heavy downpours and damaging winds. Storm Team 4 says up to 2.5 inches of rain is expected, which could lead to flash flooding in low-lying areas. Coastal flooding is expected on the south shores of Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut.

The wet weather should subside by Saturday afternoon, though some intermittent showers may still pop up over the course of the evening, Storm Team 4 says.

Easter Sunday looks to be pretty gray, though it won't be a total washout.

Ahead of the stormy weather, Thursday should be mostly murkyRead More – Source

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