NEW YORK CITY — Don't put your umbrellas away just yet.
As the city was still drying out from Tropical Storm Andrea's soaking last week, a major storm system was set to drench New York yet again Thursday.
A National Weather Service spokesman said rain was expected to begin lashing the city in the morning, and could drop up to 2.5 inches by the end of the day.
A flash flood warning was in effect from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday.
Violent winds reaching up to 30 miles per hour are expected to whip New York Thursday night, according to the service.
The storm is the result of an energetic low-pressure system coming from the Midwest that is expected to bring flash floods, twisters and strong winds to some parts of the country. New York will likely be spared the most violent weather, according to the National Weather Service spokesman.
City residents can expect a thunderstorm or two throughout the day, though.
The rain should lighten over night or early Friday morning, according to the service, clearing up for a sunny weekend with mild temperatures.