Tropical Storm Warning Issued Off Long Island Ahead Of Dorian

WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 06, 2019 - 7:00 am
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LONG ISLAND (WCBS 880) – A tropical storm warning has been issued for a stretch off the South Shore of Long Island as Hurricane Dorian continues its march up the East Coast.

The National Weather Service issued the tropical storm warning, which could affect the coast from Fire Island to Montauk on Friday.

Dorian, which is now a Category 1 hurricane, will remain well off shore, but the tri-state is still expected to feel effects from the storm, which killed at least 30 people in the Bahamas and is expected to make a possible direct hit on North Carolina’s Outer Banks Friday before moving northeast towards the tri-state.

Long Island and the Jersey Shore could see wind gusts of up to 45 mph and the city could see gusts of up to 30 mph on Friday, according to AccuWeather.

There’s also a risk of rain, rough surf, coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents on Long Island.

New York City has closed all beaches Friday and Saturday as a precaution.

Showers will start in the Jersey Shore Friday morning before moving up into the city and Long Island later in the day, AccuWeather says.

It’s otherwise breezy and mostly cloudy in the city on Friday, with a high near 70 degrees.

This weekend is much more pleasant. Sunny skies and highs in the mid-to-upper 70s are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.