Potential for Severe Weather this Evening, July 1st

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A severe thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rain, hail, and strong winds may impact travel and cause localized flooding

July 1, 2016 - NYC Emergency Management is monitoring the potential for rain and thunderstorms expected today. Per the National Weather Service, heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast this afternoon and evening ahead of an approaching warm front followed by a cold front. Rain is expected from 2 PM to 9 PM with a 30% to 60% chance of isolated downpours and thunderstorms. Scattered severe thunderstorms may have damaging wind gusts of at least 60 mph and/or large hail up to one inch in diameter. There is a 2% to 5% chance of tornado formation during thunderstorms.

There is no coastal flooding currently expected. Nuisance ponding is likely is low lying and poorly drained areas. In the event of heavy downpours, localized minor to moderate urban flooding is possible.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to end with the passage of the cold front after midnight. High pressure approaching will provide fair weather with near normal temperatures Saturday through the day Monday.

For updated information please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.

New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about traffic and transit disruptions and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit www.nyc.gov/notifynyc, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

NYC Emergency Management Human Services Unit:

Human Services email distribution list: humanservicesesflist@oem.nyc.gov

July 01, 2016