An impressive storm system is going to effect the Tri-State area this weekend into early Monday morning. The set-up in the upper atmosphere (500 mb) supports a long duration rain storm with frequent moderate to heavy rains which increases the flood threat, especially in areas where there is still snow / ice and if you live in a flood prone zone.
Start: 12pm-1pm Saturday
End: 5am-7am Monday
This equates to 40+ hours of rain falling which when all is said and done could add up to 4+ inches of rain in some spots of the Northeast. Obviously the rain is not going to be heavy for 40+ hours. In fact, there may even be a brief break in the action before it starts up again. Nonetheless, we are still looking at a washout weekend with a potent coastal storm developing.