Capital Region to Receive Heavy Rain from Tropical Storm Fay

Photo: NOAA

Photo: NOAA

Heavy rainfall, rough surf and strong winds are headed to New York today.

Tropical Storm Fay is moving up the East Coast, and it's expected to dump one to two inches of rain in the Capital Region. Gusty winds are possible.

News 10 ABC forecasts that scattered showers and storms will arrive from the south during the second half of today. The Catskills, mid-Hudson valley, and the Berkshires will be the first to see the rain. The Capital Region should remain dry through mid-afternoon. The North Country won’t see the rain until this evening. The rain will become widespread overnight. There will also be tropical downpours during this time. Some the heaviest rain will fall between midnight and 6 AM Saturday. The rain will taper off through the afternoon, then showers and storms will become more scattered through the afternoon and evening. Fay will bring plenty of tropical moisture to Upstate New York over the next 36 hours. This rain will come down hard and fast. Generally rainfall amounts will be between one and three inches. Up to five inches is possible, especially south of Albany. Isolated flash flooding may occur overnight and early Saturday. A Flash Flood Watch will go into effect later today for the Capital Region and points south and continue through noon on Saturday.

The weekend won’t be a washout. There will be *some* dry time and sunny breaks late Saturday. Sunday is looking better and very summery – very warm and humid again with more sun and just an isolated storm chance.

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