Get out the rain gear - Long Island is in for a wet one.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a large storm packed with lots of rain and winds to hit our area from Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
Two storm fronts - one coming the from the east and another from the south - will converge over the Northeast and create one gigantic headache for commuters.
"Heavy rainfall with isolation flash flooding [and] local severe storms" could be expected, according to an outlook from the NWS. "The time of greatest impact looks to be from late afternoon Tuesday into the early morning hours Wednesday."
A High Wind Watch is in effect due to the forecast of sustained winds of 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 on Tuesday evening. Additionally there is a high Rip Current Risk in effect through Tuesday evening, bringing waves 4 to 6 feet high.
Minor coastal flooding and scattered power outages are also expected to accompanying the storm, according to the outlook.
Specifically for Garden City, the NWS says:
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a south wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms...[Tonight] Windy, with a south wind 23 to 28 mph becoming west 17 to 22 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
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