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Flood Watch in Effect For Thursday Into Friday With Downpours Expected

By Ben Fractenberg | April 5, 2017 2:50pm | Updated on April 6, 2017 8:07am
 Heavy rains were expected to hit the city Thursday.
Heavy rains were expected to hit the city Thursday.
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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.

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.

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.