Weather Advisory issued for thunderstorms, possible flash floods in NYC

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NEW YORK —  The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a Weather Advisory for Sunday's heavy rainfall.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected for New York City.

The most severe weather is estimated to be in the afternoon and evening with isolated downpours, small hail and strong gusts of wind.

There is a possibility for flash flooding with a total of one to two inches of rain falling. It's possible for three inches of rain in some areas depending on where the storm starts.

“The heavy winds and potentially severe thunderstorms expected tomorrow may create difficult travel conditions and localized flooding,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “New Yorkers should expect some local roadway flooding and should stay indoors during periods of severe weather.”

New Yorkers are urged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. To sign up, call 311, visit www.nyc.gov/notifynyc or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.