News More than 1 inch of rain drenches NYC Tuesday morning A woman waits to cross a street as rain falls June 1, 2015, on Manhattan. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jewel Samad By CARLA SINCLAIR / Special to amNewYork Updated August 11, 2015 12:58 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email After a month of scorching temperatures, heat advisories and thick humidity, New Yorkers got some "relief" Tuesday in a way some probably didn't like. Just over an inch of rain fell in Central Park between 5 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms and heavy rain started around 5 a.m., with the heaviest rain falling in Brooklyn around 7:30 a.m. Rain is falling at a rate of about half-an-inch per hour, the National Weather Service said early Tuesday. recommended reading Complete weather Most of the heavy rain was expected during the morning, the National Weather Service said. There is still a chance of scattered showers and gusty winds as well as scattered thunderstorms later Tuesday. There is some calm after the storm -- Wednesday could see scattered showers, but Thursday and Friday are expected to be extremely dry and in the mid-80s. By CARLA SINCLAIR / Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.