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Remnants of Michael to Thrash Tri-State With Rain Thursday

What to Know

  • Hurricane Michael strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm and made landfall in Florida on Wednesday

  • The tri-state could see upwards of two inches or more in spots once the remnants of the storms push into the region on Thursday

  • An approaching cold front may trigger a few storms, but on Friday the skies clear up and the temperatures dip back into the low 60s

The remnants of Hurricane Matthew, the deadly Category 4 storm that slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, will bring pockets of heavy rain Thursday, Storm Team 4 says.

Fog and drizzle will begin to settle in early Thursday with temperatures taking a plunge back into the upper 60s, Storm Team 4 said.

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The Thursday morning commute could be damp, but the heaviest rain wont push in until the evening commute or later in the evening, forecasters said. The remnants of Hurricane Michael will up the coast toward the tri-state, but the bulk of the energy is forecast to remain offshore.

Still, the storm will be close enough to add extra rainfall to totals in the tri-state, with a widespread 1 to 2 inches falling throughout the area. Some spots could get more than 3 inches of rain, with the highest likelihood of higher amounts along the shoreline and on Long Island.

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A flash flood watch has been issued for much of the tri-state. Click here for severe weather for your neighborhood.

The rain will move out overnight into Friday, and as the remnants of Michael move father offshore, it will turn quite breezy and much cooler, but sunny, into the weekend.

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