Long Island Weather Central

Sep 29
5:44pm, Sep. 29, 2011

Several lines of strong thunderstorms affected Long Island today. The first band hit eastern Suffolk County with torrential downpours and high wind gusts during the early afternoon. That line of storms caused localized flash flooding across the east end. The second line of storms moved in along a cold front just in time for the evening rush hour. That line of storms wreaked havoc on the evening rush by causing flooding that snarled traffic on the LIE and Grand Central Parkway. A lightning strike also knocked out LIRR service between Penn Station and Jamaica.

Behind the cold front, much lower humidity has already arrived diminishing the threat for heavy rain. Any isolated showers early this evening will gibve way to clearing skies overnight.

Sep 26
5:47pm, Sep. 26, 2011

A large ridge in the jetstream is allowing unusually warm air northward into Long Island. Today, Islip tied a record high of 79 degrees. But not only was it warm, but it was humid as well. The humidity made it feel more like the low to mid 80's, especially across the north shore. The one side effect to the humid conditions will be dense fog in spots tonight, so watch out for low visibility late tonight and early tomorrow morning. And if you like the warm weather, you are in luck. Expect a similar day on Tuesday with highs in the upper 70's.

Sep 14
published by Brian Fitzgerald
4:36am, Sep. 14, 2011

You wouldn't know it by today's warm and humid weather, but we have some much cooler temperatures approaching the region for the upcoming weekend. A cold front will pass through on Thursday bringing with it a few scattered showers, and ushering in a taste of autumn by Friday. Highs will struggle to reach the upper 60s and nightime lows will drop into the 40s! A spectacular weekend for all festivals that will be going on. Sunshine and dry conditions will be the icing on the cake!

Sep 7
published by Brian Fitzgerald
7:05am, Sep. 07, 2011

Hurricane Irene dropped an average of 5-10 inches of rain across the region. Now nearly a week and a half later we are once again dealing with large amounts of rain. Although it has not come down as fast or as heavy it still continues to cause issues. Northern New Jersey once again will see river flooding, and here at home on the island we can expect flooding in poor drainage areas, low lying surfaces, and basements. The rain will slowly come to an end and dry out by Friday. We expect a fairly nice weekend with partly cloudy skies.

Sep 2
published by CJ Papa
3:44pm, Sep. 02, 2011

High pressure continues to hold strong over Long Island into the overnight hours. Partly cloudy skies are expected with lows near 60. Tomorrow starts out nice with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Slight chance for an isolated storm later in the day with highs in the upper 70's.

Labor Day weekend looks a bit stormy for Sunday and Monday as a cold front approaches from the west. Temperatures likely to reach the lower 80's.

From the FiOS1 Weather Center....Be safe, and enjoy your weekend!!!!

Aug 29
published by Brian Fitzgerald
7:49am, Aug. 29, 2011

Rain Amounts


OLD BETHPAGE 5.28 945 AM 8/28
PLAINVIEW 5.20 1000 AM 8/28
WANTAGH 5.14 1050 AM 8/28
SYOSSET 3.60 645 AM 8/28
NORTH MASSAPEQUA 3.26 1130 PM 8/27
MUTTONTOWN 1.96 100 AM 8/28

NORTHPORT 6.78 900 AM 8/28
NORTH BABYLON 4.37 942 AM 8/28
FIRE ISLAND 3.95 900 AM 8/28
CENTEREACH 3.25 330 PM 8/28
ISLIP AIRPORT 3.03 200 PM 8/28
UPTON 3.02 200 PM 8/28
MIDDLE ISLAND 2.36 405 PM 8/28
RIVERHEAD 2.04 900 AM 8/28
GREENPORT 1.98 200 PM 8/28
BAITING HOLLOW 1.84 1000 AM 8/28
SHIRLEY AIRPORT 1.52 200 PM 8/28
BRIDGEHAMPTON 1.36 800 AM 8/28
MONTAUK POINT 1.21 900 AM 8/28
SAG HARBOR 1.19 900 AM 8/28
1 N WESTHAMPTON BEAC 1.07 900 AM 8/28

Wind Gusts


1 SE SYOSSET MOBILE 79 414 AM 8/28
BAYVILLE 67 427 AM 8/28
1 E POINT LOOKOUT 64 355 AM 8/28
MUTTONTOWN 42 148 AM 8/28


SAYVILLE 91 702 AM 8/28
EAST MORICHES 71 620 AM 8/28
FIRE ISLAND 64 900 AM 8/28
ISLIP AIRPORT 62 448 AM 8/28
BLUE POINT 61 1014 AM 8/28
NORTH BABYLON 60 1240 AM 8/28
EATONS NECK 58 430 AM 8/28
1 SW AMITY HARBOR 54 953 AM 8/28
MONTAUK POINT 49 808 AM 8/28
1 NE CALVERTON 46 815 AM 8/28
MECOX 43 255 AM 8/28
MONTAUK 36 556 AM 8/28
ORIENT 28 1047 PM 8/27

Aug 23
published by Brian Fitzgerald
8:27am, Aug. 23, 2011

The center of Hurricane Irene is headed towards Turks and Caicos and the southern Bahamas. It is a category 2 storm with winds gusting well over 100mph. Landfall is starting to become more likely along the east coast of the United States somewhere between northern Florida and the Carolinas late on Friday. A good amount of tropical moisture and rainfall is likely to move into our region by the weekend. With the ground already saturated it certainly may spell out some flooding problems. Also an increase in wind and surf may be likely by Friday and Saturday. Keep in mind these types of hurricanes always come with their fair share of surprises so we will need to keep a close eye on it through the rest of the week.

Aug 20
published by CJ Papa
12:23pm, Aug. 20, 2011

High pressure takes charge over the tri-state area today resulting in sunny skies and lower humidity. Afternoon temperature are expected near the mid 80s. A slight risk for isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for this evening. The overnight is expected to bring mostly clear skies and lows near 70.

Sunday starts out fairly nice with a mix of sun and clouds, highs in the lower 80s. Humidity returns, along with a cold front moving in from the west. Storms likely to pass Sunday night into Monday. This front could produce strong winds, lightning and heavy rain.

Aug 18
5:34pm, Aug. 18, 2011

Humidity increased quite a bit today across Long Island as a southerly breeze took over. Dewpoints climbed through the 60's and are hovering near the 70 degree mark, which is a very uncomfortable level. With the humidity in place and a slow-moving cold front heading our way, scattered thunderstorms will be possible over the next 24 to 36 hours. Most of the storms today have been confined to areas just north and west of Long Island. But as we move through the evening a few storms will be possible.

Heading into tomorrow, scattered storms will be a bit more likely on Long Island as the cold front moves closer. The storms could happen at any time, but will be most likely during the afternoon and evening. Any of the storms could put down a lot of rain in a hurry, so localized flooding will be the biggest concern.

Aug 17
published by Brian Fitzgerald
8:36am, Aug. 17, 2011

The rain has finally come to an end! Over 10 inches of rain in total fell across parts of Long Island from this past weekend through yesterday. Today the sunshine returns and the temperatures spike back into the 80's. Unfortunately the dry weather is short lived, showers and storms return Thursday evening and Friday.

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