EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Wet and wild weather hit Westchester County on Monday, bringing clouds, rain and wind to wreck havoc with residents in Mount Vernon, Eastchester and Bronxville.
Residents who failed to check the forecast before they left the house were forced to run from their cars to their destinations, while others cowered under the comfort and protection of umbrellas. Shoppers huddled under awnings, waiting for the wall of water to slow, while motorists battled visibility problems with windshield wipers blazing.
Despite the rain - and severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings from the National Weather Service – there was no break from the heat, with temperatures continuing to hover in the 80’s.
Showers are expected to continue on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service , with heavy rains expected at times after noon. Less than an inch of rain is expected to accumulate, though a flash flood watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m.
The weather is expected to take a turn for the better as we inch toward Independence Day on Thursday. There is a 40 percent chance of precipitation on Wednesday, which will drop to 30 percent on the Fourth of July, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees.
Check out our gallery to see how some of your neighbors fared with the rain. Have any pictures from the storm? E-mail email@example.com.
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