MANHATTAN — A flood watch was issued for New York ahead of a strong storm that is expected to dump heavy rains on the city and lash it with strong winds.
The tempest is expected to pound the Big Apple with moderate rain beginning Sunday afternoon with the heaviest rainfall coming overnight.
At points, rain could come down at a rate of up to an inch per hour. The flood watch remains in effect until noon Monday, according to AccuWeather.com.
Forecasters say that some 2 1/2 inches of rain is expected before all is said and done.
Sunday's downpours will give way to cloudy skies with some showers Monday and a high of 59 degrees.
That's a far cry from the sunny skies and 70 degree temperatures at the end of last week.
Clouds are expected to decrease by Thursday but the mercury will continue to hover in the high 50s and low 60s through next Sunday, AccuWeather said.