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Out-of-Season Nor'Easter to Drench City Into Saturday, Forecasters Say

By Katie Honan | July 28, 2017 8:56am
 The storm will begin Friday closer to midnight and last through Saturday, according to the NWS
The storm will begin Friday closer to midnight and last through Saturday, according to the NWS
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NEW YORK CITY — The city is expected to get drenched with rain from an out-of-season Nor'easter starting Friday night — but the whole weekend won't be a washout, forecasters say. 

Rain is expected to start falling Friday around midnight, dumping between a quarter and a half inch of water, according to forecasters.

It is expected to last through to Saturday, with wind gusts of more than 33 mph expected and another soaking of up to a half inch of rain. The temperature reach a high of just 74 degrees Saturday.

The storm — forming along the coast in a low-pressure system — is similar to a pattern more common seen in the winter. 

"It's kind of an out-of-season Nor'easter," Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told DNAinfo Friday morning.

"It is a Nor'easter type of system, we are going to get some wind [Saturday], 20 to 30 mph winds out of the north and northeast."

Heavier rain is expected to stay south of the city in New Jersey, with only a chance of rain through Saturday night, according to the forecast.

Sunday's forecast will be much more pleasant, with a high near 80 and partly sunny skies. The evening's temperatures will hit a low of 65 degrees.