Tropical depression Cindy could cause a rainy Saturday for the New York metro region.
Tropical depression Cindy could cause a rainy Saturday for the New York metro region. (iStock)

If you were looking forward to spending some time outside on Saturday, you might want to make alternate plans for the early part of the day as tropical depression Cindy is expected to cause thunderstorms across the New York metro region, forecasters said.

 

Before being downgraded to a depression, Cindy hit southwestern Louisiana early Thursday as a powerful tropical storm that dropped between 2 and 10 inches of rain along the Gulf Coast and left a 10-year-old boy dead after he was hit by debris, NBC4 reported.

 

(The difference between a tropical depression and a tropical storm is that a depression has a sustained surface wind speed of 38 mph or less while a tropical storm’s wind ranges from 39 mph to 73 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.)

 

Remnants of Cindy could start being felt in the northeast on Friday, which could see scattered showers and thunderstorms and a muggy high near 83, the National Weather Service predicted.

 

The showers and thunderstorms could continue overnight into Saturday, bringing heavy rain, but accumulation should be half an inch or less.

The rain should clear up by Saturday evening, with temps dropping from 84 to 67, giving way to a sunny Sunday that'll have a high near 80, so the weekend won’t be a total loss.