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Flood watch, wind advisory in effect for wild weekend forecast

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – After a few days stuck in the Arctic chill, it’s time to snap out of it. Today was sort of a transition day with temps warming into the 30s, with a touch of ice this morning that made driving and walking quite hazardous. This is the leading edge of storminess that will bring a Saturday soaker.

There are a few watches and warnings up for the tri-state area. A flood watch is in effect because some rainfall totals could reach 2 inches tomorrow. A wind advisory is up for the Five Boroughs and Long Island because wind gusts could reach 50 mph during the height of the storm tomorrow evening.

AC FLOOD WATCH

It could be icy again into early Saturday morning north and west of town. A freezing rain advisory was reissued for many locales outside NYC away from the coast. Once we get through the ice, watch for rain to gradually pick up in intensity into the afternoon and evening and the winds will pick up.

Once the rain is done Saturday night, Sunday looks to be the windy, but better half of the weekend. No Arctic air in sight for a few days as well.