Flash flooding, thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday night, Sunday morning
The National Weather Service is predicting a few strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning.
According to the latest forecast Friday night, there's also a slight risk of flash flooding across the region.
The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:
- Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, which could down tree limbs, trees and powerlines and/or cause structural damage. Isolated power outages are possible.
- Isolated weak tornadoes and/or waterspouts.
- The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of NYC, all of Long Island, and southeastern Connecticut in a Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms
"There is high confidence in a windswept moderate to heavy rainfall Saturday night into early Sunday morning resulting in areas of minor urban and poor drainage flooding," the forecast said. "Potential exists for localized flash flooding if multiple thunderstorms move over the same area, but a this time it is difficult to predict where this will occur...
"Additionally, there is a marginal risk of a few strong to severe thunderstorms producing strong to damaging wind gusts and possibly a weak tornado/waterspout as a warm front moves north through the region Saturday night into Sunday morning."