NEW YORK (PIX11) — Plenty of sunshine will be seen early this morning, but don’t let those bright skies fool you. Conditions will go downhill as the day progresses, thanks to a late-season nor’easter heading our way.

Most of the day should remain dry, but the raindrops are expected to begin falling sometime after 6 p.m. Monday. As a result, the Mets have postponed their game against the San Francisco Giants. The game will be made up as a doubleheader Tuesday.

The heaviest rain will be seen between midnight and about 4 a.m.; a good 1 to 2 inches could fall over the entire region during that time. The strongest winds will be blowing during the same time range, as well. Gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible, especially along the Jersey coast and the south shore of Long Island.

Strong winds could down dree limbs and power lines, according to the National Weather Service. Travel will be difficult. Coastal flood warnings and coastal flood advisories have been issued for parts of the region.

New York City’s Department of Buildings warned of high winds in the area. Builders, contractors, property owners and other personnel were advised to secure equipment as a result.

In New Jersey’s Morris County, The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Flood Watch, which will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Rainfall totals from up to 1.5 inches are likely, with totals hitting 2 inches in some areas. An advisory was also issued for New York City — the Flood Watch lasts through 8 a.m. tomorrow.

“While we have enjoyed some cool and clear blue skies during our first weeks of spring, this weather also brings the threat of heavy rains, and we urge New Yorkers to prepare for potential heavy rains and gusty winds tonight throughout the early morning,” NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said.

Areas further to the north and west will escape the rain and wind; instead, they will see up to a foot of snow dumped on them. Look for the storm to begin heading out of the area late Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 50s.

Wednesday will be on the cool side as well, but the second half of the week is looking much more spring-like as temperatures warm back into the mid-60s. Another round of showers is possible Thursday, but they will likely be spotty in nature. Friday is looking partly sunny with highs around 70.