Storms pose flood threat; clearing after noon

Westbound traffic moves slowly on I-287 in the

Westbound traffic moves slowly on I-287 in the rain in Harrison. (Sept. 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

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A line of thunderstorms moved into the lower Hudson Valley Wednesday morning, threatening to cause some isolated flooding, forecasters said.

Orange, Ulster and Putnam counties were the first to be touched by the storms.

News 12 meteorologist Brysen Van Eck said that the storm front was blowing through the area, but some locations could get drenched.

"There are some heavy downpours," he said. "There could be some localized minor flooding during the midmorning hours."

The rain threat likely will end by early Wednesday afternoon, Van Eck said, and the humidity blanketing the area will lift a bit Wednesday night.

Wednesday temperatures are forecast to reach the low- to mid-80s.

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Van Eck said conditions will be mostly dry to the end of the workweek, but rain could return over the weekend.

The forecast for Thursday calls for a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the mid-80s.

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