STORM WATCH: Heavy rain slams New York City, bringing flooding
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Darryl Green says we need to remain vigilant for dangerous flooding through the night. Parts of the city have already observed over 7 inches of rain.
This weather pattern, known as a "Norlun Trough" is locking rain over New York City, forcing it to stay local for a long time. Two areas of fair weather surround this storm which is preventing it from moving away from the area. Until either of these fair-weather regions move or weaken, the rain stays. The forecast calls for an additional 2-3 inches of rain between tonight and 6 a.m. Saturday.
Watch the News 12 Storm Watch Team's forecast for the Brooklyn area below:
Tonight: Periods of heavy rain with a lighter steadier rain in-between downpours create a hazardous environment through the evening. The rain is expected to last into Saturday morning before improving, slowly, through the midday.
Saturday: Morning clouds and showers, partial clearing by the afternoon.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs from the low- to mid-70s.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid- to upper-70s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid- to upper-70s.