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Flash Flood Watch Into Sunday At Rain Drenches Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A flash flood warning was issued for parts of the Tri-State area Saturday as heavy rain battered New York City and its surrounding suburbs.

Originally issued for parts of northern New Jersey, the warning was expanded to the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and parts of Brooklyn Sunday morning.

A severe thunderstorm warning was also in effect until Sunday, with wind gusts up to 60 miles-per-hour possible. The storms are likely to linger throughout the weekend, which could lead to additional flooding issues.

Rainfall rates of around 2 inches an hour were forecast, with an average rainfall of 1 to 1/2 inches likely, and some areas locally seeing 2 to 4 inches possible through tonight.

Temperatures were expected to climb Sunday, with an additional risk for thunderstorms which werent expected to be as widespread or severe. Any additional downpours, though, would add to the already existing flood risk.

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