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Weekend washout brings between 2 and 4 inches of rain

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(PIX WEATHER CENTER) — This is truly a weekend washout bringing heavy rain.

There may be some lightning and thunder. The rain may then let up a bit or taper down to drizzle for the early part of Sunday.

It is likely to get steadier and heavier again during the afternoon into Sunday evening. In fact, rain may still be falling when we get up early Monday.

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When all is said and done, the tri-state region will be doused by 2 to as much as 4 inches of rain.

This will easily make up for the deficit of rain so far this month. This much rain in just 2 and a half days could result in flooding of small streams and rivers.

Many poor drainage areas will also see large puddles with urban and street flooding.

The New York Mets home opener at Citifield is 1 p.m. on Monday.

Most weather maps indicate the steadiest of the rain will be ending but there still may be a lingering shower or two.

It will also be chilly with a gusty northwest wind at 15-30 mph.

The rest of the week will turn milder with highs in the 50s to around 60.

The middle of the week looks dry but showers may be returning for Thursday and Friday.