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Rain and possible thunderstorms will wash out NYC Memorial Day

Morning fog gave way to scattered showers, with possible afternoon and evening thunderstorms moving into the New York City region on Monday.

Localized flash flooding and some severe thunderstorms are possible, the National Weather Service (NWS) predicted. Gusty winds and hail are expected to threaten Long Island on Memorial Day.

The northwestern New York City metro area was warned of thunderstorms that could also move through parts of Long Island and southwestern Connecticut later in the day.

“Wind gusts of more than 93 km/h could damage trees and power lines,” meteorologists reported. “Hail with a diameter of approximately one inch may occur, which may result in minor damage to motor vehicles.”

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According to the NWS, precipitation could reach up to 3/4 of an inch per hour. The heaviest travel times will probably be between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Northwestern New Jersey and the Hudson Valley appear to be at the highest risk for flash flooding. Temperatures should hover around 70 degrees on Monday. The rest of the week is expected to be mostly sunny. The Weather Channel predicts temperatures will be in the low 80s on Tuesday.

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Despite the relatively dry weekend leading up to Memorial Day, it’s rare for the New York region to get through all three days of the holiday season without rain, according to NBC’s Storm Team 4.

While Memorial Day weekend in 2023 was sunny, eight of the nine previous three-day weekends saw some wet weather.

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