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HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING * WHAT...Dangerous rip currents. * WHERE...Southeastern Suffolk County. * WHEN...Through Friday evening. * IMPACTS...Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Anyone visiting the beaches should stay out of the surf. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

Flash Flood Watch & Hazardous Weather Outlook in Effect for Long Island

A Flash Flood Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Long Island by the National Weather Service.

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Update: August 13th, 2013 @ Approximately 1:30PM: The National Weather Service has cancelled the warnings for the area. We'll be sure to provide you with regular updates, should the situation change.
Original Story:
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Long Island - adding onto the irregular weather Long Islanders have seen all summer season. The Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 6 PM this evening for areas in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 
Widespread rainfall and thunderstorms could amount to 1 to 3 inches of rain, occurring in a short period of time. With rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, small streams and poor drainage areas will be the cause of flash flooding. The Hazardous Weather Outlook  is in effect through tonight, with strong thunderstorms this afternoon, strong winds are likely to produce, causing a possible brief isolated tornado.  
A Flash Flood Watch is issued due to weather conditions  in and near the watch area that are believed to cause flash flooding. The Hazardous Weather Outlook provides a widespread look of possible hazardous weather events. 
Be sure to check back regularly for updates, which we will provide as more information becomes available. 
For the most up to date weather information, go to the Weather Center, where you can find the lastest weather forcasts, advisories and more.    
[Source: National Weather Service]