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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY 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), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk. * From Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. * A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island will likely produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. * Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.

Snowfall Begins on Long Island

LongIsland.com

Snow has begun to flurry down over LI, and plenty more is expected to follow.

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As predicted, snow has begun to fall over Long Island and strong winds are blowing as the first winter storm of the new year makes its way across LI. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, with a Blizzard Warning stating in effect until 1:00 PM January 3 and a Coastal Flood Warning staying in effect until 1:00 PM today.

Heavy snow, strong winds, and dangerous cold are expected to last through the night into Friday afternoon. Several schools have announced closings, but many are already scheduled off for winter break.

Roads will be slick, making travel difficult in the morning, and Governor Cuomo has warned commuters to expect closures of major highways such as the LIE as more snow hits the ground in the evening. He has urged residents to take mass transit to and from work as not to get stuck in the snow on the drive home tonight.

For the most up to date weather information, go to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories, and more.

For the latest information on local School Closings & Delays, go to LongIsland.com’s School Closings Page.

 [Source: NWS]

 

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