Flash flood watch lifted but rain remains through Tuesday evening

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NEW YORK -- Remember your umbrella and even a jacket Tuesday as another day of cold, rainy weather makes the start of June feel more wintry than usual.

A flash flood watch had been in effect for much of the region until Tuesday evening but since has been lifted, according to the National Weather Service.

The watch applied to portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the five boroughs, Long Island and northern suburbs. Just because the weather warning is no longer in effect, does not mean those areas are off the hook.

Showers are expected throughout the day Tuesday.

Temperatures will continue to be unseasonably cool, with the mercury struggling to climb past 54 degrees in the city and low 50s in the suburbs.

Expect cloudy skies with periods of rain throughout Tuesday. Rainfall could be heavy at times, dumping as much as 2 inches per hour during especially torrential downpours, according to the NWS.

Such substantial rainfall rates combined with a soaked ground from days of heavy precipitation could cause flashy streams and small rivers to go over bankfull in northeastern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut, the agency said.

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