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Storms Prompt Flood Watches, Warnings For Some In Tri-State Area

A rainy Wednesday in Hell's Kitchen. (Credit: CBS 2)

A rainy Wednesday in Hell’s Kitchen. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dangerous round of storms was passing through some parts of the Tri-State Area late Wednesday, and the storm system was expected to persist until the morning.

The entire Tri-State Area was expected to see storm activity during the overnight hours, CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning until 1:15 a.m. Thursday for Ulster County, and a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Thursday for Sullivan and Dutchess counties, Quinn reported.

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The NWS warned that there is potential for localized heavy rainfall, and anyone who might live in or have to drive through a flood prone area should be prepared to take quick action.

A flood advisory has also been issued until 1:15 a.m. for northeast New Jersey, as well as Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties and part of Orange County in New York, and Fairfield County in Connecticut.

A flood advisory was also in effect for northwest New Jersey, Quinn reported.

But Quinn reported no one will be spared. The storm was working its way through New York City late Wednesday night, and was expected to drench Long Island in the wee hours Thursday.

Through the morning, storms were expected to rumble in as humidity persisted, Quinn reported. Slow-moving and heavy rain, flash floods, and lightning were expected.

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