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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Friday Jul.29 16,01:36 AM

Cool Off at a Public Pool This Summer

As it is getting hotter and hotter, many Long Islanders like to take a dip in the pool. Some Long Islanders have pools, but for others, it is not possible. So, check out all the ...

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With the weather staying hot, many Long Islanders are looking for a way to stay cool this summer. Pools are a great way to cool off and stay in shape. Some Long Islanders are lucky enough to have pools in their own backyards, but not many Islanders have pools.

Understandably, pools are expensive and a little difficult to maintain. If you have one, you know how wonderful and rewarding your pool is. But, there is relief for Long Islanders who do not have pools: public pools!

There are various benefits of public pools. The major benefit is that you do not have to maintain it. With sections for kids and adults, you can cool off and get exercise.

So check out a public pool in your area! Be sure you call ahead and are capable of going. Some pools are only for town residents.

Nassau County

Suffolk  County

Where do you like to cool off during the summer? Tell us in the comments below!