Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of tri-state area

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NEW YORK (PIX11) —  A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of the area including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Doppler radar indicated a large area of heavy rain moving  into the area from the south to the north.

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Rainfall rates from this storm is exceeding 2” for hour. These downpours will cause flooding of small creaks, streams, as well as areas roads where there is poor drainage.

A cold front packing a lot of moisture is slowly moving through the area Friday night. Periods of rain will continue into the overnight period.

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There will be a possibility that the rain could be going over the same areas creating flooding conditions at any point. The National Weather Service is continuing a Flash Flood Watch for pretty much the entire area through early Saturday morning.

Rainfall amounts will generally be 1-2” for the entire area. In areas where the rain gets heavy, amounts could go beyond 3” putting low lying areas at risk for flash flooding. Eventually the rain should move through the entire area by early Saturday morning. With gusty southeasterly winds and close to a full moon in place, minor coastal flooding could occur during Friday night’s high tide cycle.

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Skies clear out Saturday, leaving us with a decent start to the weekend. Skies will eventually turn mostly sunny by late afternoon with temperatures in around 70. A few more clouds will move in by Sunday but it will still be a nice day overall.

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The beginning of the work week will end up as Partly Sunny with temperatures hovering at 70 degrees before the next system moves in by Wednesday.