Heavy Rains Will Drench NYC on Wednesday

Heavy rain with strong winds are scheduled Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.

Showers will begin by midday Wednesday and the rain will intensify as the day goes on, with the heaviest downpours expected in the late afternoon and evening.

There could be 1 – 3 inches of rainfall, with street and stream flooding likely.

  • Rain will begin approximately at noon on Wednesday.
  • The heaviest period of rain is expected between 3:00 PM Wednesday and 12:00 AM Thursday.
  • Thunderstorms are possible during the heaviest period of rain.
  • Winds will gradually increase:
    • Wednesday afternoon: sustained winds 15 to 20 MPH, with gusts as high as 30 MPH.
    • Wednesday night into Thursday: sustained winds 15-25 MPH, with gusts as high as 40 MPH.
  • Rainfall accumulation is forecast between 2.0 to 2.5 inches.
  • Rain will taper off in the early hours on Thursday morning. A lingering shower is possible.
  • Rainfall rates of an inch per hour for more than one hour is possible.

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