Nor’easter waters Long Island with torrential rains and high winds
An October Nor’Easter brings torrential rains and high winds to the region.
Notice / Watch in effect for Long Island:
Flash flood monitoring in effect until 6 p.m.
Coastal flood warning in effect from noon to 8 p.m.
Strong wind warning for the South Fork from 6 p.m. to noon Wednesday. Gusts of 40 to 60 mph.
WHAT’S NEW – Heavy rains, strong winds, flooding of streets and coasts. Scattered power outages.
AND AFTER – Rain until Wednesday morning. Good weather Thursday with another storm from Friday to Saturday. So far, not as strong.
For today, expect periods of moderate to heavy rain.
News 12 meteorologists say there will be a short break in the rain sometimes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain totals will be between 2 and 4 inches, with high amounts possible. Wind gusts could be up to 40 mph. The maximums are close to 62 degrees.
For tonight, expect strong winds, with gusts up to 60 mph. Scattered power cuts are possible. Pockets of moderate to heavy rain are expected before midnight. The minimums will be close to 52 degrees.
On Wednesday, it will be cloudy with early morning showers. There will be sun breaks in the afternoon with highs near 59 degrees.
On Thursday it will be sunny and cloudy with highs near 60 degrees. Clouds will intensify on Friday with rain developing into the afternoon. The maximums will be close to 59 degrees.
Friday evening the weather will be cloudy, windy, with periods of rain. Some rains will be moderate to heavy. The minimums will be between 50 and 55 degrees.
On Saturday it will be mostly cloudy with showers, wind and highs of 60 to 65 degrees.