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NYC can start to dry off today following Friday’s heavy rain, floods

The Big Apple will dry off Saturday as lingering rains from the soaking it took a day earlier were expected to taper off by early afternoon and no new flooding was expected, according to Fox Weather.

Brian Mastro, a meteorologist with Fox Weather, also said the windy conditions that New York City and the rest of the tri-state area experienced while being smacked with remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia late Thursday and Friday should dissipate.

In the Big Apple and on Long Island, winds were expected to range from 5-10 mph throughout Saturday, with some gusts approaching 20 mph.

Wind gusts, however, could hit as high as 30 mph in Montauk on Long Island.  

“We should experience nothing like any of the rain we had yesterday. Thankfully,” Mastro said.

There were no significant delays reported at JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Liberty airports as of 8 am Saturday — unlike a day earlier when all experienced major delays and cancellations.

JFK Airport was walloped with 7.97 inches of rain on Friday — a new daily record dating back to 1948, when data was first collected, according to Fox Weather.

But other parts of the Big Apple were just was wet, including Brooklyn where a month’s worth of rain, up to 4.5 inches, reportedly fell in only 3 hours on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, videos showed cars plowing through knee-deep water in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, with a whirlpool seen swirling in the middle of the waterlogged road.

Cellphone footage taken aboard a city bus at 18th Avenue and 60th Street in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood showed floodwaters gushing into the vehicle filled with passengers, among them children, who tried to stay dry by lifting their feet off the floor.