NEW YORK - The remnants of Hurricane Ian will impact the greater New York City region starting Friday night.
The clouds will continue to thicken in the evening and then showers will begin after midnight.
The region will likely see moderate to occasionally heavy rain at times on Saturday with the bulk of the tropical moisture coming through at that time.
There will be more rain showers on Sunday from the storm but they are expected to be more scattered in nature.
"We are expecting tranquil conditions through Friday, but starting Friday night we could start to see rainfall from the remnants of Ian, which could bring heavy rain impacts to portions of the region," the National Weather Service's Mount Holly, New Jersey, office said on Wednesday.
The greatest risk of heavy rain is in South Jersey where 1 to 4 inches of rain are possible from Saturday through Tuesday, NWS said; 1 to 2 inches of rain could fall on Saturday alone.
"NW of the I-95 corridor, rain amounts are expected to be generally up to one inch," NWS said.
The good news for the New York City region is that the storm is expected to have some tropical moisture but it is not expected to be flooding rains. The rain could help ease drought conditions.
The best chance of rain in New York will be on Saturday. FOX 5's Mike Woods says that you should not expect a heavy, flooding tropical rain but areas could get a decent soaking. Some showers could linger into Sunday.