Flood Watch National Weather Service New York NY 325 PM EDT Wed Apr 5 2017 ...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE THURSDAY... CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 060900- /O.CON.KOKX.FA.A.0003.170406T1200Z-170407T1800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex- Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven- Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Western Passaic- Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen- Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-Orange- Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester- New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)- Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk- Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-Northern Queens- Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau- 325 PM EDT Wed Apr 5 2017 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... The Flood Watch continues for Thursday morning through Friday afternoon. * Rainfall, heavy at times, is forecast Thursday before gradually decreasing from west to east Thursday night. Thunderstorms with locally heavier rainfall rates are also possible, especially during Thursday afternoon. Any new rainfall will exacerbate already swollen rivers and streams. * Total rainfall of around one and a half to two inches expected, with locally higher amounts possible especially with any thunderstorms. In addition to the potential for river flooding, urban and small stream flooding remains possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.