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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, 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, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 240 miles south of New York City NY or about 300 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 37.4N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 10 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located just east of the southern Delmarva Peninsula, will move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the New York City area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * WIND: Protect against 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. * 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. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the Great South Bay of Long Island and Jamaica Bay, Lower NY/NJ Harbor, Coastal CT, Coastal Westchester, and Gardiners Bay during times of high tide this afternoon into tonight.

National Weather Service: Wintery Mix Expected Thursday Night into Friday, Heavier Snowfall Expected Saturday Evening

Morning commute expected to be impacted; drivers are urged to take caution, NWS says.

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A chart of projected snowfall totals in the Long Island region Thursday night into Friday morning.

Photo by: National Weather Service

Long Island, NY - January 17, 2019 - After a winter packed with frigid temperatures but a general lack of snow so far (although it's still early in the season), Long Island may actually be getting a little snowfall this weekend, according to reports from the National Weather Service.
Snow is in the forecast for late tonight into Friday morning. Accumulations will range from a coating to an inch across Long Island to 1-2 inches north and west of NYC. Slippery roads may impact the Friday morning commute, especially across the interior, reports say.
As late afternoon progresses into evening, temperatures are expected to drop into the 20’s with snow developing towards midnight into Friday morning with a wintry mix. Precipitation occurring between approximately 10 p.m. tonight and 2 a.m. Friday morning will result in a slushy coating for Long Island which could increase the danger of slick and slippery roadways, so drivers are urged to take caution.
As Friday morning progresses, the wintry mix is expected to change over into heavy rain that is expected to last throughout the remainder of the morning.
While tonight's forecast is pretty much a lock, according to NWS, what's in store for Long Island come Saturday night is slightly less certain; however, snow is sure to be involved, and possibly in much greater amounts that we've seen previously this winter.
Snow is expected to develop Saturday night after 7 p.m., which could potentially result in several inches of precipitation; this is expected to transition over to extremely heavy rain , and then once again over to freezing rain and snow. That, combined with heavy winds, is expected to cause potential coastal flooding in some areas; residents of affected regions are expected to exercise caution in the event that happens.
Temperatures on Sunday are expected to be especially cold, and with the excessive rain and snow in the forecast Saturday night, this could result in extremely icy conditions on streets and roadways. Residents are urged to take extreme caution if driving anywhere because of this.
PSEG Long Island has announced that they are closely monitoring and ready for the forecasted weather expected to affect their service territory over the next few days. PSEG noted that they are performing system checks on critical transmission and distribution equipment and logistics checks to ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies.
Be prepared and stay safe during extreme weather:
  • To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit
  • Follow PSEG Long Island on Facebook and Twitter to report an outage and to get updates before, during and after the storm.
  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything contacting the wire. To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075.
  • Visit PSEG Long Island’s outage map to view outage information across Long Island and the Rockaways at
  • Make sure everyone in the family is prepared and knows what to do if there is an emergency. Visit to learn about safety tips from Sesame Street, YouTube safety videos and more.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for multiple storm systems that are forecasted to bring significant snowfall as well as bitter cold and dangerously low wind chills.
"While New Yorkers are no strangers to snow, I am urging everyone to be cautious over the next several days as current forecasts are calling for the most significant snowfall so far this winter," Governor Cuomo said. "All of New York's transportation and public safety agencies are monitoring these storms closely and are prepared to immediately assist any community that needs help."
The current weather forecast for throughout this upcoming weekend is as follows:
  • Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night: Snow, mainly after 1am. Temperature rising to around 34 by 5am. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Friday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 8am, then gradually ending. High near 43. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
  • Saturday Night: Snow before 11pm, then rain. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
  • Sunday: Rain. High near 48. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
  • Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Blustery.