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FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON The Flash Flood Watch continues 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 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday afternoon. * A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island is expected to produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur late tonight into Tuesday morning.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect on Long Island

LongIsland.com

Heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Andrea have prompted the National Weather Service to issue numerous warnings, watches, and advisories for Long Island.

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Update - Friday, 7PM: The National Weather Service has issues additional Flood Advisories, as well as extended the Coastal Flood Advisory for the North Shore until 1:00 AM Saturday morning. See the chart below for the most updated information about the Hazardous Weather Conditions that are expected for Long Island.

Original Story
As predicted, Tropical Storm Andrea has left Long Island drenched, and the torrential downpour has caused alarming rises in water levels for the Long Island Sound, and along the South Shore. In response to these severe weather conditions, the National Weather Service has issued multiple warnings for Long Islanders on both the North and South Shores, where there may be potential flooding and other unsafe conditions caused by the heavy rains (details below). Luckily for Long Island, Andrea isn't going to be nearly as harsh as Sandy, or any of the other recent storms that have hit LI, although today and tomorrow will be wet.


The North Shore
For Long Island's North Shore, NWS is alerting locals to be careful of the following Hazardous Weather Conditions:

  • Flash Flood Warning - In effect until 7:15 PM Friday Night
  • Flash Flood Watch - In effect until 2:00 PM Saturday Afternoon
  • Flood Advisory - In effect until 9:00 PM Friday Night
  • Coastal Flood Advisory - In effect until 1:00 AM Saturday Morning
  • Rip Current Statement - In effect until 9:00 PM Friday Night

The South Shore
For Long Island's South Shore, NWS is alerting locals to be careful of the following Hazardous Weather Conditions:

  • Flash Flood Warning - In effect until 7:15 PM Friday Night
  • Flash Flood Watch - In effect until 2:00 PM Saturday Afternoon
  • Flood Advisory - In effect until 9:00 PM Friday Night
  • Coastal Flood Advisory - In effect until 11:00 PM Friday Night
  • Rip Current Statement - In effect until 9:00 PM Friday Night
  • High Surf Advisory - In effect until 9:00 PM Saturday Evening

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

With numerous warnings in effect, it's important to stay up to date on the latest developments - Tropical Storm Andrea has the potential to cause quite a bit of water damage to homes, vehicles, and low lying properties around Long Island.

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