Wind Advisory Coastal Flood Warning Long Island
As Noreaster Develops Offshore Tonight
A powerful storm moving into the Ohio Valley is creating numerous weather issues in the Eastern US ranging from heavy snows for Upstate NY and New England to severe weather in the Southeast US. Long Island is going to experience heavy rain tonight as the Ohio Valley storm redevelops just south of Long Island and then heads to the northeast. 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible. We have Wind Advisories up for Long Island tonight. As the storm offshore strengthens winds from the east and northeast will gust to near 50 mph. Also we have Coastal Flood Warnings on both the south and north shore. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is forecast at high tide with 1 to 2 feet of inundation likely.
Clouds have been moving northward as has precipitation which is now overhead on the radar. The upper air temperatures are much colder than the low levels so some sleet and maybe some wet snow flakes could be in the mix this evening but that will be short lived and then we will see heavy rain and the chance for a thunderstorm as the low forms and strengthens.
The low on many of the short term models show the low a little further north as it straddles the South Shore of Long Island overnight. The bulk of the rain should be done with by daybreak. Temperatures are in the 40s and they are likely to hold in the 40s overnight. Saturday will be a day of slow improvement as winds subside and we deal with leftover clouds and temperatures in the mid 40s. It should be a better day Sunday with some sunshine. Highs will be in the mid 40s. Next week looks to be relatively quiet with a trend to colder than normal temperatures after Tuesday. A low moving southeast from Upstate NY will pass to the south and we could see a few showers with that system as it goes by.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS & F5 WEATHER FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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