Amidst the warm weather this week, the New York City area will be blasted by rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds.
Temperatures will stay above freezing through Saturday night, so the risk of black ice has diminished for the time being.
Fog may slow travel Friday morning.
However, the most significant weather maker will be a front moving through Friday afternoon with drenching downpours, gusty winds and thunder and lightning.
The system may be potent enough to bring gusts to 60 mph. Such winds can down tree limbs and cause sporadic power outages and difficulties on area bridges.
In addition to the risk of airborne trash cans and other debris, motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for street, highway and poor drainage area flooding, along with potholes.
Travel conditions may improve Friday evening.
Mild weather will stick around through the weekend, but colder air will return in stages next week.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be monitoring the track and strength of multiple storms with the chance of snow for next week.
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Following a southward push of cool, dry air at midweek, clouds, showers and higher humidity will return to the Northeast.
Even though the tremendous rains have come and gone, flooding will continue on the major rivers in the South Central states for the next couple of weeks.
Severe weather, including isolated tornadoes, will once again target the nation's midsection into Wednesday night.
Summer heat to set the stage for thunderstorms from England to France and Germany on Friday and Saturday.
Major Hurricane Blanca will threaten Baja California with flooding rain and damaging winds this weekend.
While the center of Andres will remain a thousand miles away, its moisture will still get drawn into the Western United States and enhance thunderstorm activity later this week.
Great Comanche Tornado commenced near Cedar Rapids, IA, and ended over Lake Michigan; 175 killed, destroyed Comanche village on Mississippi River.
Thunderstorms in northwestern Kansas produced up to 18 inches of hail near Salden during the early evening. Crops were completely destroyed and total damage from the storm was nearly 500,000 dollars. Temperature dropped from near 80 degrees before the storm to 38 degrees at the height of the storm.
Cloudburst near Pikes Peak killed 120 people; Pueblo, CO, flooded by 25-foot crest of Arkansas River.