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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. Minor coastal flooding is possible with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM.....9.9-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/2.1-2.7.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning now in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts 65 to 70 mph possible over Twin Forks of Long Island. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected tonight. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 5 to 9 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,07:48 PM

Movie Roundup: Close Race to the Top of the Weekend Box Office with Captain America and Rio Sequel

The two popular movie sequels, Captain America and Rio, were neck and neck at the weekend box office. See what other movies are releasing this week!

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Two popular sequels were at it for the top spot at the weekend box office, but in the end ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ came out as the winner. For its second weekend out it brought in $41.4 million, making its total gross $159 million.

‘Rio 2,’ the animated film about a family of rare macaw birds making a trip to the Amazon came oh so close. It took in $39 million on its first weekend of release.

The horror film ‘Oculus’ took third place at the weekend box office with $12 million on its first weekend out and ‘Draft Day’ followed behind it with $9.8 million.

With spring break and the Easter holiday coming up, you can bet many more folks will be flocking over to the theaters to see the two hot sequels and upcoming new releases!

New Movie Releases This Week: April 16, 2014

For those looking for drama:  

  • Heaven Is for Real (PG)
    Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale  
    A little boy has an extraordinary and life-changing experience – visiting heaven during a near-death experience.

New Movie Releases This Week: April 18, 2014

For animal lovers:

  • Bears (G)
    This documentary follows the life of an Alaskan bear family. Young cubs are taught important life lessons.

For those looking for a comedy horror film:

  • A Haunted House 2 (R)
    Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressley, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins
    After exorcising the demons of his ex, Malcom is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two kids. Upon moving into his dream home, he’s once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

For those looking for a sci-fi thriller:

  • Transcendence (PG-13)
    Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy
    A terminally ill scientist is granted powers beyond his wildest dreams when he uploads his mind to a computer. He soon becomes unstoppable when his desires for power overcome him.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Eric Kilby, via Wikimedia Commons.