Remnants of downgraded Ian bring rain and cold to drought-stricken NYC

The remnants of former Hurricane Ian began sliding across the northeastern United States on Saturday, bringing cool, wet conditions over the New York City area.

Two to four inches of rain fell in the metro area on Saturday, with air temperatures remaining in the 50s — and more of the same expected on Sunday.

“It’s going to be one of those weekends where you curl up inside,” said Fox Weather’s Mike Rawlins.

Intermittent downpours on Sunday could add up to two extra inches to total precipitation in some spots, Rawlins said — welcome news after a dry summer.

“Most of the region remains in a moderate to severe drought,” Rawlins noted. “While this rain is badly needed, it will not eliminate the growing deficit for the area.”

13.8 inches of rain has fallen in Central Park since June 1, well below the historical average of 18 inches.

Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Florida.
Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Florida.
Steve Helber/AP

This summer was the second driest on record at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where just over 7 inches of rain has fallen since June 1, according to Fox Weather.

https://nypost.com/2022/10/01/remnants-of-downgraded-ian-bring-rain-chill-over-drought-stricken-nyc/ Remnants of downgraded Ian bring rain and cold to drought-stricken NYC

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