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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.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for May 24 through May 26

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Long Island is packed with Memorial Day weekend activities and other entertaining performances! Check it all out here!

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Memorial Day is upon us and you can bet there are tons of things to do this weekend on Long Island! On Saturday, head over to the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill for the opening night of Brookhaven Fair. There’s also performances scheduled like A Night in the Theater at Arena Players Repertory Theatre and A Chorus Line at Cultural Arts Playhouse at Roslyn Heights. On Saturday, Memorial Day weekend celebrations kick off with entertainment like the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach and fireworks and a concert at North Hempstead Beach Park. Old Westbury Gardens also has the Long Island Mozart Festival going on. On Sunday, there’s the Bellmore Memorial Day Weekend Festival and performances like Who Are Those Guys? at The Suffolk Theater and Lez Zeppelin at The Stephen Talkhouse. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – MAY 24, 2013

Who: Brookhaven Fair At The Pennysaver Amphitheater At Bald Hill
Info: The Brookhaven Fair is back for the 12th year! This is the start of three big weekends where you can enjoy family fun attractions, thrill rides, games, and amusements. There’s also a fireworks show this Saturday. For today – it’s opening night, admission is just $1.
Cost: $1 Opening Night Admission, $8 Regular Admission
Time & Place: 5PM to 12AM at The Pennysaver Amphitheater At Bald Hill, South Bicycle Path, Farmingville – (631) 920-2309

Who: A Night In The Theater At Arena Players Repertory Theatre
Info: Enjoy a comedy play performance about two couples at the theater for their weekly dose of culture. On one night, while out to see the play ‘Hamlet,’ there is chatter amongst the characters and much is revealed about themselves, their children, a dead friend, and occasionally, Hamlet.
Cost: $18 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Arena Players Repertory Theatre, 296 Route 109, East Farmingdale – (516) 293-0674

Who: A Chorus Line At Cultural Arts Playhouse At Roslyn Heights
Info: This musical tells the story of 17 dancers filled with anxiety and hope, auditioning for spots in the chorus line of a Broadway show.
Cost: $15 For Advance Ticket, $18 At The Door
Time & Place: 8PM at Cultural Arts Playhouse At Roslyn Heights, 40 Lincoln Avenue, Roslyn Heights

SATURDAY – MAY 25, 2013

Who: Bethpage Air Show At Jones Beach
Info: It’s the 10th anniversary of the Bethpage Air Show! Take the family out to Jones Beach this weekend to enjoy an all-star line up of civilian performers and the Royal Canadian CF-18.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 3PM at Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

Who: Memorial Day Fireworks And Concert At North Hempstead Beach Park
Info: To celebrate Memorial Day, enjoy a concert featuring classic rock band tribute band, Minute by Minute and Mack and Soul. Also enjoy a night of fireworks display on barges in the harbor.
Cost: $5 Per Car
Time & Place: 3PM Park Opens, 6PM For Fireworks at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington – (516) 869-6311

Who: Long Island Mozart Festival At Old Westbury Gardens
Info: Returning for the sixth season, this event is in collaboration with Chamber Players International. Come out to enjoy a day of music featuring Mozart Sonatas and Piano Trios, Svetlana Smolina, pianist.
Cost: $10 General Admission for House and Gardens, Festival Included

Time & Place: 4PM to 6PM at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury – (516) 333-0048

SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2013

Who: Bellmore Memorial Day Weekend Festival At Bellmore Train Station
Info: This festival features dozens of vendors with handcrafted items, jewelry, accessories, clothing, home décor and unique gift items. Come out to support the small local businesses!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at Bellmore Train Station, Sunrise Highway, Bellmore

Who: Who Are Those Guys? At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Who Are Those Guys? offers music with that classic rock vibe, Neo-Classic Rock. It has been performing great rock and roll for over 25 years.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 7PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Lez Zeppelin At The Stephen Talkhouse
Info: Paying homage to Led Zeppelin, enjoy renditions of classics like ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven.’
Cost: $65
Time & Place: 8PM at The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett – (631) 267-3117

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!