Mid-Hudson Valley and Long Island Regions, N.Y. preparing for strong coastal stormStaff Writer | October 26, 2018
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the deployment of additional assets and personnel to the Mid-Hudson Valley and Long Island regions in advance of the coastal storm.
Empire State Strong winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely
Downstate, heavy rain of one to two inches is expected late tonight through Saturday afternoon, with two to three inches possible across Eastern Long Island.
Strong winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely late tonight through Saturday afternoon, highest along New York City and the coast, and 60 mph gusts are possible over the Twin Forks of Long Island.
A coastal storm is expected to impact the state over the weekend, with the bulk of the impacts occurring Friday night into Saturday. At this time, about one-half inch to one-and-a-half inches of rain is expected for most of upstate and downstate, heavy rain of one to two inches late tonight through Saturday afternoon, with two to three inches possible across Eastern Long Island.
Accumulating snow is expected in the highest peaks of the Adirondacks and Catskills which may see one to three inches of snowfall with trace amounts up to around one inch possible.
Easterly winds are expected to gust to 30 to 45 mph during the day Saturday, with the strongest gusts across the higher terrain of the Catskills and Adirondacks.
The Long Island region will see a wind-driven heavy rain for late Friday night into Saturday afternoon across most of the region. A high wind warning has been issued for parts of Suffolk County for winds up to 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph through Saturday afternoon across the Twin Forks of Long Island.
Wind advisories have been issued for parts of New York City and Nassau County through Saturday afternoon for winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines, and scattered power outages are expected.
These stronger winds are likely to result in coastal flooding issues during times of high tide Saturday afternoon, and coastal flood warnings are in effect in the New York City and Long Island regions. ■