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Hail, torrential downpours headed Brooklyn’s way Tuesday

August 12, 2019 Meaghan McGoldrick

New York City is in for some more nasty weather.

Severe thunderstorm development is possible Tuesday through the end of the week, according to a “hazardous weather outlook” issued by the National Weather Service early Monday morning.

Primary threats include “damaging winds and large hail,” according to the advisory, which goes on to say that “torrential rainfall [is] likely” in any storms that develop.

Showers will be heaviest after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, continuing into the evening, according to Patch, with more storms likely to take shape Wednesday and Thursday before skies (hopefully) clear on Friday.

The weather warning comes just five days after a particularly wet Wednesday last week.

It also comes just under a month since a series of July 22 flash floods rendered much of Brooklyn — and the other boroughs — impassable. The Monday night storm totaled cars, seeped into homes and businesses and left community residents and leaders questioning the integrity of New York City’s infrastructure.

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