Jackson Heights & Elmhurst


Flood Watch Issued as Heavy Storms Set to Drench the City

August 7, 2017 8:48am | Updated August 7, 2017 8:48am
The storms should begin before noon and last through early Tuesday morning, forecasters warned. 
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NEW YORK CITY — Forecasters have issued a flash flood watch for the five boroughs as torrential rains and thunderstorms are expected to soak the city this afternoon.

Showers could dump between 1 to 2 inches of rain — although some neighborhoods could see higher amounts, according to the National Weather Service.

Multiple rounds of heavy rain could begin before noon, and the flood watch is in effect from 12 p.m. until late Monday night.

Temperatures will be relatively cool, with a high of 72 degrees and lows in the mid 60s, forecasters said. 

Showers will continue into early Tuesday morning, but the storms should be gone before sunrise. 

Tuesday's forecast will be partly sunny, with a high near 81.