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*TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST* This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut ***TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST*** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Orange and Putnam - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * STORM INFORMATION: - About 830 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 900 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 29.7N 79.9W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, coastal Connecticut, and the New York City Metro. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * SURGE: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - There is potential for widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding across the Lower New York Harbor and South Shore Back Bays, with localized minor flooding impacts elsewhere. - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

LongIsland.com's Mother's Day 2018 Guide: Delectable Brunches, Family Festivals & More!

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Exciting events across Long Island ensure that there are plenty of ways to show Mom how much she means to you!

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Spend some quality time with Mom this Mother's Day at a local event!

Photo by: Tim Kraaijvanger via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Two weeks remain until Sunday, May 13th, which is the day that mothers across Long Island will rightly be celebrated! Since Mother's Day is all about showing mom how much you appreciate her, there is no better way to showcase that than by spending the day with her at a local event. Thankfully, there are a number of fantastic options for Long Island families to enjoy the special day. Whether you're looking for a delicious brunch, leisurely cruise, unique craft fair, or interactive painting class, there are exciting events for all moms.

Make your mom feel special by planning out a truly memorable day with the following events!


Mother's Day at Ocean
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3330
Sunday, May 13th
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Ocean in Bayville will be offering delectable brunch and dinner options for families this Mother's Day. Whether you're looking forward to maple wood sausages and scrambled farm eggs at the brunch buffet, or Frenched chicken breast and triple chocolate cake for dinner, Ocean is the destination for sharing a delicious meal with mom. Brunch seatings can be reserved between 11 AM and 2 PM.

Sapphire Princess' Mother's Day Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
516-623-5712
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM
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Hop aboard the Sapphire Princess for a memorable cruise this Mother's Day. The three-hour cruise will feature a full buffet, DJ entertainment, and gorgeous views of Long Island's waters. There are two cruises to choose from: 10 AM - 1 PM and 2 PM - 5 PM.


Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Sunday, May 13th, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

Long Beach Chamber Boardwalk Fair - FREE!
1 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce will be bringing a variety of vendors to the Long Beach Boardwalk for a special shopping event on Mother's Day weekend.

Mother's Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
516-692-6768
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 5 PM

$6 Per Adult / $4 Per Senior & Child Ages 3 - 12 / Kids Under 3 & Members Free
Moms across Long Island will be celebrated this Mother's Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium with free admission when accompanied by their children.

Mother's Day Dinner at The Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-584-5999
Sunday, May 13th at 5 PM
$69 Adults / $29 Children (10 & Under) + Tax & Gratuity

A mouthwatering three-course meal, including dishes like grilled age strip steak and pan-roasted diver sea scallops, will be served this Mother's Day at the Three Village Inn.

Garden Festival at Tanger Outlets Riverhead - FREE!
200 Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 13th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

Tanger Outlets' annual Garden Festival will showcase a terrific selection of locally-grown flowers and provide families with the opportunity to find the perfect gifts.

Toot Sweet Spring at Pinot’s Palette
61 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-446-4777
Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM - 1 PM
$43 Per Person

This special Mother's Day painting class at Pinot's Palette includes a complimentary drink at the bar and non-alcoholic drinks for the little artists.

Mother's Day Brunch at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200
Sunday, May 13th, Seatings at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM
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Long Island Aquarium's Sea Star Ballroom will be open to families this Mother's Day for a delicious brunch. Before or after the brunch, families are free to enjoy the aquarium's exhibits thanks to the included aquarium admission.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Library Cafe
174 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-7678
Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM - 3 PM
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Texas-style French toast, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, and more will be served with unlimited champagne and Mimosas at Library Cafe.

Long Island Ducks vs. Sugar Land Skeeters at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
631-940-3825
Sunday, May 13th at 1:30 PM
$12 - $15 Per Person

Baseball-loving Moms will want to head over to Bethpage Ballpark for an exciting afternoon game between the Long Island Ducks and Sugar Land Skeeters.

Mother's Day Brunch at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-512-1421
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 4 PM
$50 Adults / $25 Kids (6-12) / Free for Kids 0-5

A cold display table, hot buffet display, omelette station, chef's carving station, and decadent dessert display are just some of the things to look forward to at The Meadow Club's Mother's Day brunch.

Paint Nite: A Mother's Love Is Eternal at Applebee's Brentwood
300 Motor Parkway, Brentwood, NY 11717
Sunday, May 13th at 5 PM
$45 Per Person

Enjoy delicious cocktails while being guided through the steps of creating a work of art by a true professional. The result will be a stunning painting that will be savored for a lifetime.

Mother's Day Brunch at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-6585
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 3:30 PM
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East Wind's Grand Ballroom will be opening its doors for a special Mother's Day brunch featuring a full gourmet buffet and kids station.

Seaford Kiwanis Mother's Day Gift Market - FREE!
Jackson Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
516-317-7729
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Families are encouraged to head to Seaford this Mother's Day to browse an extensive selection of handmade items and assorted treasures.

Mother's Day at Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
516-224-8184
Sunday, May 13th, 10:45 AM - 7 PM
$65 Adults / $35 Children / Free for Children Under 2

Watermill in Smithtown invites mothers and their families to celebrate the special day with a scrumptious buffet prepared by the venue's renowned culinary team.

Mother's Day Festival at Harbes Farm
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-0700
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM - 6 PM
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Harbes Farm in Mattituck will be celebrating mothers with free admission to Harbes Barnyard Adventure, which features baby animals, a singing hayride tour, live music, and a variety of other family-friendly activities.