Cancel Your Outdoor Plans as Flash Floods Threaten City

By Trevor Kapp on July 14, 2014 3:21pm 

 Heavy rain is expected across the area until Wednesday morning.
Heavy rain is expected across the area until Wednesday morning.
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MIDTOWN — A flash-flood warning is in effect until Wednesday morning as a slow-moving storm blows into the area.

The city could see up to 3 inches of rain over the next 48 hours, the bulk of which is likely to fall Tuesday afternoon, a National Weather Service spokesman said.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday as up to 1.5 inches of rain could soak the city.

The New York Philharmonic concert on Central Park's Great Lawn slated for Monday night has been canceled due to the weather, according to the Parks Department.

While the heavy rain may subside overnight, it is expected to resume during the late morning Tuesday, with storms also producing gusty winds, according to the NWS.

The gray skies should finally clear up late Wednesday morning and make for a mostly sunny rest of the week.

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