Flood Watch Issued for New York City

By Serena Solomon on September 23, 2011 11:06am 

A couple walks together under an umbrella in Harlem during Hurricane Irene.
A couple walks together under an umbrella in Harlem during Hurricane Irene.
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MIDTOWN — A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of the Eastern Seaboard including New York City.

A slow-moving storm is expected to drench Manhattan with more than an inch of rain expected Friday.

Coming on the heels of recent heavy rain, flooding is expected.

“It is still very saturated from rainfall over the past month,” said David Wally, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s New York office. “Should we see heavy rainfall, we could see flooding.”

The flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. on Saturday.

From Sunday until Thursday, Wally said the weather will be “unsettled,” with a forecast for showers and thunderstorms.

Despite the rain, temperatures will remain in the high 70s. The bad weather should break on Thursday, when partly sunny skies expected.

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