Weather in Long Island: Showers tonight should dispel scorching heat
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to arrive later Friday, sweeping away the intense heat but bringing a flash flood warning for New York City.
Until then, Nassau and Suffolk are still facing scorching temperatures, with the National Weather Service keeping a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m.
An air quality alert also remains in effect for the metro area until 11 p.m. Friday, the weather service said, recommending people with respiratory problems limit outdoor activities.
The flash flood warning lasts until 7:00 p.m. in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and 7:30 p.m. in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.
The weather service said: “At 4:46 pm Doppler radar indicated slow thunderstorms producing heavy rain in the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain fell. The forecast precipitation rate is 1 to 2 inches within 1 hour Additional precipitation amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warning area Flash floods are in progress or are expected to begin shortly.
For Nassau and Suffolk, the weather service said there was a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 7 p.m. upper 70s.
A backdoor cold front – coming from the east instead of the west, which is the usual pattern – could help bring about these downpours, and the weather service warned that “any downpour or thunderstorm could produce torrential downpours. “.
Sunday promises to be partly sunny with highs around 80.
Until the middle of next week, the remnants of another Caribbean storm, Ida, could bring its tropical rains to the mid-Atlantic region, the weather service said.
“However, it is too early to know if there will be any hydrological impacts in our region,” the meteorological service said.
Forecasters say it looks like Ida will make landfall in Louisiana on Sunday night as a Category 3 hurricane.
With Joan Gralla