NYC metropolitan area under flash flood warning today as storms hit region

Get those umbrellas and rainboots ready for the morning commute.

Areas of the New York metro region are under a flash flood warnings as storms creep into the northeast and showers are expected to continue throughout the day.

Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, along with parts of New Jersey and Long Island, have already experienced 2 inches of rain overnight, with 1 to 2 more inches expected in the next several hours.

Winds are currently fluctuating between 10 to 15 mph out of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and are expected to stay that way until the early afternoon.

By the late evening, the storm will have left the area, and winds are expected to die down.

Other areas in and near the metropolitan area may be put under weather advisories in the coming hours as the storm approaches.

A tornado watch for Kings County previously made early has been canceled.

The storm began affecting the areas Tuesday morning, and humidity is said to drop by Wednesday afternoon.

From Wednesday through the rest of the week, it is reported to be clear skies and sunny, with temperatures reaching the mid-70s to low 80s.