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.