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 fbShare Tweet gShare 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. 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.