Airports a Mess, NYC Issues Advisory as Furious Storms Loom

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  • 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 possibly causing 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 thunderstorms occur, would be in the form of winds up to 60 mph.

Regardless, heavy rainfall is expected to move in after midnight Friday, with the heaviest showers slated to fall on Long Island, according to Storm Team 4's Erica Grow. Flash flood watches have been issued for more than two dozen tri-state counties, including all five boroughs of New York City. Check the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

Airport delays were already hitting hard early Friday afternoon, with LaGuardia and JFK both reporting delays of more than two hours and Newark Liberty International Airport experiencing four hour-delays.

Some strong cells could produce heavy downpours and damaging winds. Storm Team 4 says up to 2 inches of rain are expected, which could lead to minor 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.

New York City issued a travel advisory for Saturday from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More – Source

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