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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: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally 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 likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. 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 then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for 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: Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - 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: Prepare for 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 July 13 through July 15

Don't miss out on all the exciting events happening this July weekend!

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Don’t miss out on all the exciting events happening this July weekend! Comedian Louie Anderson performs at Governor’s Comedy Club while up and coming comedians put on a show at the Paramount in Huntington. Seasoned singer Julie Budd pays tribute to Gershwin as the Cinema Arts Centre screens famous duets between Luciano Pavarotti and other notable musicians. All this and much more happening right here on Long Island!

FRIDAY – JULY 13, 2012

WHO/WHAT: Good Old War
INFO: Acoustic folk-rock band Good Old War will be performing at Ollie’s Point with NGHBRS, This Good Robot, Life Between Sleep
PRICE: $15
TIME: 7pm
WHERE: Ollie’s Point Bar & Grill, 140 Merrick Road, Amityville - (631) 264-7712 
ADDITIONAL INFO: Must be 16+ with ID to enter.
WHO/WHAT: Louie Anderson
INFO: Louie Anderson is a two time Emmy Award-winner and one of America’s most recognized comedians. Louie will be perform for two nights at Governors Comedy Club in Levittown.
PRICE: $34-$64
TIME: 8pm
WHERE: Governors Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave, Levittown - (516) 731-3358
ADDITIONAL INFO: 18 and over. Two beverages per person minimum at tables.
SATURDAY – JULY 14, 2012
WHO/WHAT: Julie Budd Tribute to Gershwin
INFO: Sensational singer Julie Budd will be performing at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center 
PRICE: $35-$50
TIME: 7:30pm
WHERE: Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 205 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148
WHO/WHAT: Paramount Comedy Series
INFO: Considered one of the best comedy showcases on the Island, the Paramount Comedy Series will be featuring comedians from the 7th Annual Long Island Comedy Festival including Keith Anthony, Michael Somerville, Randy Levin, Joey Giarratano, Maria Walsh. Hosted by Long Island’s own Paul Anthony. 
PRICE: $19-$35
TIME: 8pm
WHERE: The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington - (631) 673-7300
SUNDAY – JULY 15, 2012
WHO/WHAT: The B-52s
INFO: Legendary rock band The B-52s will perform for a night at the Westbury Music Fair.
PRICE: $235-$265
TIME: 8pm
WHERE: Westbury Music Fair - NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury - (516) 334-0800 
WHO/WHAT: Cinema Meets Culture: The Legendary Luciano Pavarotti Duets
INFO: Unforgettably teams the great one with a host of the world’s greatest  musical stars, including Eric  Clapton, Elton John, Sting, Bono, Andrea Bocelli, Sheryl Crow, Celine Dion and Jon Bon Jovi features the most emotional and world-famous pieces of the entire “Pavarotti and Friends” charity concerts in Pavarotti’s home town of Modena, Italy.
PRICE: $9-$14
TIME: 1pm
WHERE: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington – (631) 423-FILM
Though not included in today’s Hot Spots list, we urge all Long Islanders to visit the Great South Bay Music Festival, going on all weekend. will have a booth set up. Stop by and have chat while enjoy all the festivities on the Great South Bay.