Heavy Rain and Possible Flooding Expected to End Manhattan Summer

By Mathew Katz on September 5, 2011 10:54am 

A couple walks together under an umbrella in Harlem during tropical storm Irene.
A couple walks together under an umbrella in Harlem during tropical storm Irene.
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MANHATTAN — Just in time for the end of summer, tropical storm Irene-battered New Yorkers could be in for more heavy rain, cooler temperatures and even flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the New York area that will continue into Tuesday.

Meteorologists expect the rain to begin around noon Monday and continue until Tuesday morning.

The rest of the week isn't looking too good either, with more rain expected through Friday. This has been the wettest summer in Central Park since the service began to keep records in 1869.

There's also a cold front moving in, which could mean a sharp drop in the warm temperatures Manhattanites have enjoyed for most of the long weekend. Tuesday's high is expected to be in the mid-sixties, with temperatures creeping upward through the rest of the week.

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