AccuWeather keeps one step ahead of rain during New York Fashion Week

With a strong chance for opening-day humidity and thunderstorms — and the possibility of localized flooding — dampening New York City´s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, AccuWeather offers the perfect complement to any chic dry-clean-only ensemble with its proprietary minute-by-minute precipitation forecast, available on award-winning AccuWeather apps and AccuWeather.com, and free to all users.

Fashion enthusiasts can check their AccuWeather MinuteCast® to ensure they look their best as they travel from runway to runway, with up-to-the-minute precipitation forecasts for the exact street address of each venue.

The week-long event is likely to commence with showers and “a thunderstorm or two with the best chance for downpours during the afternoon and evening hours,” according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist, Paul Walker. “Some of the rain may be heavy and lead to localized flooding, especially in low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage,” Walker added.

The AccuWeather MinuteCast Storm Squad will be on-site at various locations during New York Fashion Week with umbrellas to educate fashion-forward crowds about AccuWeather MinuteCast and help to ensure attendees do not get caught in inclement weather while traveling from Skylight at Moynihan Station to Skylight Clarkson Square.

The AccuWeather app with MinuteCast is free and available across all AccuWeather digital platforms. Consumers can visit www.accuweather.com for more information or to download the app.

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