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NYC: Heavy Rain to Bring Risk of Urban Flooding Friday Evening

By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist
May 16, 2014; 1:08 AM ET

The week is ending with a dose of heavy rain and the risk of travel delays and urban flooding around New York City.

A front responsible for torrential rainfall in Texas and severe weather in the Midwest has joined with tropical moisture from the Atlantic as expected.

As this corridor of moisture pivots through the area Friday, the rainfall produced could be heavy enough to cause incidents of urban flooding, along with significant travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.

The rain is not as intense as it was around Washington, D.C. to upstate New York Thursday night into Friday morning, where multiple incidents of flash flooding, road closures, evacuations and water rescues occurred.

The greatest potential for flooding problems around New York City is into the first part of Friday night.

For folks planning on going to the game at Yankee Stadium Friday evening, the game has been postponed.

During Saturday the back edge of the rain will be advancing eastward across New England. Travel conditions will improve around New York City and there should be no problems for outdoor activities on Saturday.

A storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will bring near-normal temperatures over the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low in the middle 50s to a high in the lower 70s.

For folks with outdoor plans, such as ball games, chilly air aloft associated with the storm could bring brief very spotty showers, during Sunday.

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The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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