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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.

Helpful Tips to Planning the Perfect Fall Wedding

Check out these great tips to planning the ideal autumn wedding!

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Autumn is right around the corner and we wanted to give some ideas on planning the perfect fall time wedding! The weather is crispy and the changing colors of the leaves make for a perfect setting to celebrate your big day.
Lots of large and small details come into play while planning for your wedding. Once you choose your colors, of course ones that compliment fall time colors, you are ready to start organizing everything!
Seating Cards
Most brides and grooms like to take a traditional route while planning their big day, but it is also quite popular to do things with a hint of uniqueness. Rather than regular seating cards placed on a table, set up an acorn board right when your guests walk in! Acorns represent the season change and are a fun way to let your friends and family know where their seats are. Use ribbons to match your wedding colors to attach to a fancy pushpin, along with a leaf cutout with your guests’ names and table number on them.
A Place for the Cards
Extend the nature theme here as well by purchasing a hollowed out wood trunk. Or, if you’re extremely handy you can carve it out yourself! Above the tree trunk, attach a banner that reads “CARDS” so your friends and family know exactly where to put theirs. To keep the cards safe, have a slit in the trunk so no one can take them out once they’re placed in. Dress up the trunk a bit with ribbon and attach some leaves to add the perfect autumn touch. 
Food & Drinks
The food and beverages at your celebration are an important part to making your guests happy. You may not think you can add a fall time touch to this aspect of your wedding, but you can! Show off your theme by having a DIY Caramel Apple Bar complete with large jugs of caramel and chocolate, apples already placed on sticks and goodies such as sprinkles! Add some decor to the table by lighting candles and using leaf cutouts here as well, or real leaves! Instead of using plates for the apples, continue the tree trunk idea here by using them as a place for the fruit to sit on. 
Another fun fall time idea is to have a table set up just for some apple cider! You can have virgin apple cider for the children and non-drinkers and also have a jug full of cider with alcohol in it. Do the same with this table and decorate it with leaves and candles and be sure to label both jugs so no one gets confused!
As for your wedding cake, what a wonderful idea to have a tree stump cake, surrounded by colorful leaves. To really perfect the look, have yours and your partners initials carved into it! This is not only an original idea but a romantic one as well. 
An elegant centerpiece for a fall time wedding is a jar of your choice (mason jar, vase, etc.) filled with some leaves and a candle to set a romantic mood. You can throw some leaves around the jar as well to dress it up a bit more. This centerpiece idea is effortless and can be quite inexpensive by collecting your own leaves so you don’t have to purchase the fake ones!
Another centerpiece suggestion is another simple idea that can help save money - fruit! Fill up a vase with water and your choice of fruit. Apples are a great idea to go with your theme and will flow nicely with your caramel apple bar. You can even place a floating candle atop each one to illuminate the tables!
One last centerpiece idea to choose from is a twine wreath filled with fall time decor and a candle placed in the center of it. Decorate the wreath with orange, red, brown and yellow leaves and top it off with an orange or cream colored candle. Finish by adding a small twine bow around the candle jar. 
Accessorize the aisle you are going to walk down by lining it with fall elements such as leaves and fall-appropriate flowers. The colors will pop off the white aisle perfectly and will look amazing in person and in photos! 
Above your tables, hang paper pom poms that match your colors. To represent your theme, the best colors to use are yellow, orange, brown or red. You can switch them up a bit and mix and match or you can put one color of pom poms above each table. 
Set up an unforgettable tablescape by using “leaf placemats” under each table setting. Here is another place where you will have the option to use different color leaves or give each table a color of its own. 
Send your guests home with something they can put to use as the season changes and the weather gets a bit colder. Wrap up plush blankets with a ribbon that has your last name and wedding date on it. Your guests will be sure to thank you, especially on a cold fall night when all they want to do is cuddle up and get warm!
A fall themed wedding leaves plenty of room for great ideas that you can do on your own and allows couples to put their own touch on things. We hope these suggestions are helpful during your planning process and that they leave a lasting impression on you and your guests!
Do you have a fall wedding idea you would like to share? Comment below!