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Tropical Storm Fay Winding Down This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **Tropical Storm Fay Winding Down** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for New York City boroughs, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union and Hudson Counties. * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northwestern Suffolk, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 20 miles northwest of New York City NY or about 120 miles west of Montauk Point NY - 41.0N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 40 mph - Movement North or 5 degrees at 17 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located west of NYC, will continue to weaken as it lifts north of the Tri-state overnight. The remaining threats are for gusty winds tonight and dangerous surf conditions into Saturday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are expected 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 tonight 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 tonight. * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees shallow rooted trees uprooted. Some 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated.

More Snow to Hit Long Island Alongside another Arctic Chill

Another cold air mass is expected to break from the northern hemisphere’s polar vortex and chill the region on Tuesday.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday, January 21. The warnings are currently in effect from 12:00 PM Tuesday until 6:00 AM Wednesday morning.

While Long Island may enjoy a temperate high in the mid 40’s today, the temperature is expected to plummet overnight as a blast of arctic air travels south to chill the region. Highs of about 23 °F are predicted for tomorrow, with lows in the teens or even single digits. The NWS warns that wind of 15-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph will produce chills that could make it feel below 0°.

An 80% change of precipitation during this cold snap will bring snow to the Island as well. Late morning-early afternoon flurries could drop 2-4 inches, and the snowfall is likely to double as the precipitation intensifies between Tuesday afternoon and evening. A total of 4-8 inches of snow is expected, with the possibility of 9” in Eastern Suffolk.

“Falling blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous travel and walking conditions across the area... Possibly impacting the late afternoon and evening commute,” the NWS says. “Extreme cold and low wind chills could cause frost bite.”

Visibility may drop to only a quarter mile during the peak of the storm.

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[Source: National Weather Service]