When it rains, it pours and the National Weather Service says it may do just that throughout the Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut over the next few days.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for parts of the Hudson Valley that includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester  and Ulster counties.

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You can expect showers and thundershowers from now until Friday evening, with the best chance of the severe weather happening later today and Friday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, the Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut are at a marginal to slight risk of the severe weather which could include some thunderstorms that could produce heavy rain, hail and damaging winds.

Drivers should also be aware of water ponding on the roadways, and flash flooding in low lying areas is also a possibility.

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Once the rain and thunderstorms move out sometime later on Friday, get ready for Mother Nature to turn up the heat. Temperatures on Saturday are expected to be well into the 80's and by Sunday and continuing through the early part of next week, we could see the makings of a summer heatwave with temperatures climbing into the 90's.

Here's a look at the forecast for the area for the rest of this week and into your weekend.

  • Today: Showers and Thunderstorms on and off lasting all day with a high in the low 70's. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Tonight: Overnight showers and thundershowers will continue, some of the thunderstorms could produce some locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds, low around 64. Chance of rain is 90%.
  • Tomorrow: Look for more showers and thundershowers especially after 2 PM with high temps near 80.
  • Friday Night: Still a slight chance of showers and thundershowers before 8 PM, then slow clearing with a low around 60.
  • Saturday: Becoming Sunny and turning warmer with highs in the mid 80's.
  • Sunday: Sunny and hot with a high near 90.

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