The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for CNY this afternoon as thunderstorms with heavy rain are possible this afternoon and tonight.

Multiple rounds of heavy rain could cause a few locations to experience flash flooding. Urban areas will be more vulnerable.

Weather models are showing the NWS showers and thunderstorms in CNY late afternoon and evening. A few locations could get 1 to 2 inches but with growing vegetation, it shouldn`t be a problem. The best chance of a flash flood will be in urban areas tonight due to thunderstorms with heavy rain, but NWS is holding off on any flash flood watch for now.

Extended Forcast:

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 59. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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