The Aug. 8, 2007 storm forced the MTA to re-evaluate its emergency preparedness.
The storms should begin before noon and last through early Tuesday morning, forecasters warned.
Flash flooding could hit low lying spots around Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
The storm will begin Friday close to midnight and last through Saturday, according to the NWS.
Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees through the end of the week, forecasters said.
Extremely high temperatures are expected to hit New York City on Thursday.
Protecting the area is complicated because "Red Hook also floods from underneath," a city official said.
New Yorkers took to social media to document the storm.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Some locals sunbathed and hid under shady trees while others kept at their normal routine.
The infrastructure building going up at 212 Avenue C will service the nearby Haven Plaza complex.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo allocated $151 million for the seawall expected to be completed in 2022.
Grab your shorts and sandals — Thursday's going to be a hot one.
The most picture-perfect sunsets of the summer start Monday night, but the cloudy skies may conceal it.
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