Flash flood warning issued for parts of NYC

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NEW YORK — A flash flood warning has been issued Wednesday for parts of New York City as strong storms roll into the region. The advisory will remain in effect until 2:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The warning applies to Queens and Kings (Brooklyn) counties, the agency said. Earlier, Manhattan was under a flash flood advisory.

Neighborhoods included in the warning area could see rainfall of ½ inch to 1 inch per hour, officials said. Such rapid rainfall could cause flash flooding.

Up to an inch of rain had fallen within 30 minutes in some areas of New York City, NWS said in an 11 a.m. alert.

Motorists are urged not to drive during this storm but instead to wait until it passes to venture onto the roadway. They’re also warned that puddles and flood waters are typically deeper than they appear.