Showers & Thunderstorms Friday Evening & Saturday Afternoon

According to the latest forecast, a frontal system approaches the area Friday evening and brings the potential for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms and localized flash flooding. Another round of general thunderstorms is possible Saturday afternoon. Dry conditions are expected to return to the area Sunday.

Total rainfall is expected to be 0.5 inch to 1.5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

Safety Tips

  • New Yorkers are advised to limit travel and stay inside during periods of severe weather.
  • If you must travel, exercise caution. Do not drive your vehicle or walk into areas where water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great to allow you to cross safely.
  • If you are outside during a thunderstorm, avoid open areas and try to seek shelter indoors.
  • Do not enter flooded roadways or subway stations.

Prepare for Power Outages

  • To prepare for a possible power outage, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer.
  • Make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are working. Keep extra batteries.
  • If you lose power and have a disability, access and functional needs or use life-sustaining equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911.
  • Do not use generators indoors.
  • Check on friends, relatives, and neighbors, especially older adults and people with disabilities, access and functional needs, or health conditions. Help them to prepare if needed.

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service website.


Stay Informed