Long Island Connecticut Severe Weather Risk Strong Winds Heavy Rains Tonight
Coastal Flood Advisory South & North Shore Long Island & Coastal Connecticut
Wind Advisory Suffolk County tonight gusts to 50 mph
We are approaching the high tide cycle for tonight for Long Island and Connecticut and there will be minor to a few pockets of moderate coastal flooding from this developing storm. Also Wind Advisories are up for Suffolk County and Southeast Connecticut eastward to Southeastern New England for 50 mph plus wind gusts. Heavy rains of 2 to 3 inches are likely as well which means we could see some flooding.
In addition the Storm Prediction Center has now put Long Island and Southern New England at a marginal risk for severe weather this evening. Look for some thunderstorms and don’t be surprised if some rotation develops in some stronger storms particularly near the shore where a few waterspouts can’t be ruled out.
The regional radar is loaded here with very heavy rains moving northeast out of Virginia and Maryland and into Southeast Pennsylvania. The local radars are revving up as well. All of this makes the evening commute extremely difficult.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
Tonight between 6pm and midnight will be difficult with heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds especially as you go further east on Long Island and Connecticut. The HRRR model show a deepening storm crossing Long Island around 11pm between Islip and Riverhead.
This is a six to 8 hour period of rain and wind. Once the low moves to the north of Long Island winds will shift to the northwest and those winds will continue to be strong and gusty overnight and all day Thursday. Gusts to 40 mph will be common. Weather conditions improve overnight with the rain over with by midnight. Then it is leftover clouds overnight and Thursday will be windy with clouds and temperatures not out of the 50s.
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