3:20 PM | Widespread, prolonged significant rain event gets underway later tonight and continues into Tuesday

A significant and widespread prolonged rain event will begin later tonight throughout the New York City metro region with the development of occasional showers and strong thunderstorms. These heavy showers and strong storms will continue on and off into Tuesday and some localized spots may receive up to 4 inches or more of rainfall by the time the event winds down later Tuesday. Especially hard hit may be the northwestern part of New Jersey where indications are increasing that excessive rain may fall there over the next 48 hours or so.