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FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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. * Through this 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, especially during this morning. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur through early this afternoon. * Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.

Island-Wide Wind Advisory In Effect For Morning and Afternoon of November 24th

Hold onto your hats, it's going to be a very windy morning and afternoon on the Island!

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It’s going to be a very blustery day here on Long Island, no matter where it is on the Island you reside. According to the National Weather Service, Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau counties will be experiencing hazardous strong winds. Winds South will reach 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts 45 to 50 miles per hour. Suffolk County is facing a similar situation with strong hazardous winds South 20 to 25 miles per hours with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

A Dense Fog Advisory is also in place for Suffolk County until 7 p.m. tonight.

Windy weather conditions of this magnitude can cause power lines, tree limbs and branches to fall down. A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 miles per hour, or gusts 46 to 57 miles per hour are occurring or expected to occur. These conditions can also make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

The wind advisory today will be in effect until 1 p.m.

Fishers, boaters and mariners should be advised that a Gale Warning has also been issued at this time. Certain areas of Long Island’s surrounding waters, like Moriches Inlet, Montauk Point and Fire Island Inlet, will be under Gale Warning until 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Port Jefferson, Long Island Sound, Peconic and Gardiners Bays and South Shore bays from Jones Inlet through Shinnecock Bay will be under Gale Warning through this evening.

Operating a water vessel in Gale Warning weather conditions requires experience and a properly equipped vessel. Mariners and vessels that do not fall under those requirements should steer clear of the waters until the warning has ended.

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

To get the latest traffic & road conditions before heading out, visit the Traffic Center and check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cam Page.

[Source: National Weather Service]

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