MIDTOWN — It’s the storm before the calm.
A flood watch was in effect for Thursday through Friday afternoon with heavy rain and possible thunderstorms expected to hit the city before the sky clears over the weekend and temperatures soar into the 70s early next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Here is the latest thinking on how much rain to expect. Flood watch in effect through tonight, and coastal flood advisory today and evening. pic.twitter.com/Uxk9Ou7DGK— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) April 6, 2017
The city could see up to two inches of rain, with heavy downpours expected from early Thursday morning through Thursday night. The clouds will remain on Friday, with the possibility of some more showers.
The storm could cause poor drainage and flooding, officials said. People were advised not to drive or walk into areas where water was covering roadways.
Buses in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens were already experiencing delays during the morning rush Thursday, the MTA said.
#ServiceAlert:b/d All BRONX local, select, limited & express bus service is running with delays due to inclement weather. Allow additional t— NYCT Buses (@NYCTBus) April 6, 2017
Residents were advised to call 911 if they lose power and have a disability or access needs.
The sun finally will break out Saturday with temperatures heading into the upper 50s. Sunday’s high should reach into the mid-60s, with highs expected in the 70s for Monday and Tuesday.