Drenching Rain to Soak NYC Through Midweek

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
May 1, 2014; 5:08 AM ET
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A slow-moving storm from the Midwest has the potential to unload several of inches of rain on the New York areas, causing disruptions through midweek.

The same storm responsible for severe weather and tornadoes over the Central and Southern states will send periods of rain through the mid-Atlantic and into the Northeast.

While the rain will alleviate brushfire conditions, it can bring problems on the other end of the spectrum, such as travel delays from flash and urban flooding, as well as poor visibility.

Downpours could impact Yankees/Mariners baseball at Yankee Stadium through Thursday. Wednesday evening's game has been postponed as well as the Phillies/Mets game in Philadelphia.

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During Thursday, the flow will become more west to southwesterly. From this direction, the chilly flow from the Atlantic Ocean will be turned off. However, eventually cooler air from the Midwest will filter east of the Appalachians this weekend.

The reversal of the winds will not end the chance of rain. The pattern could allow locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms to come calling on Thursday.

Spotty showers from the ancient storm over the Midwest will settle over the region this weekend.

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