STORM WATCH: Coastal Storm moves in with downpours and gusty winds

Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Alex Calamia says there will be strong thunderstorms between midnight and 7 a.m. across Long Island.
  • Winds will be sustained at 25 to 35 mph through the Monday morning commute with gusts over 50 mph possible. 
  • Urban flooding is expected from strong storms during the commute. 2-3" is expected in Nassau County with 2" in Suffolk.
  • Tides on the South Shore and East End will be up to 3 feet higher than usual. High tide happens in mid-late morning.
  • Coastal flood watch for North Shore has been changed to an Advisory for 1-2 ft higher than usual tide. 
  • Conditions improve late morning but showers will linger on and off until the afternoon. 
MONDAY: Thunderstorms for the morning commute. Gusty winds expected to reach 50 mph. Rain will become more scattered in the afternoon, but dry conditions won't return until the evening.
MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy and cooler with lows in the mid 30s. 
TUESDAY: A mix of clouds and sun. Much cooler with highs in the low 40s.
WEDNESDAY: Ample sunshine. Seasonable with highs in the low 40s.
REST OF THE WEEK: Dry through Christmas next Monday.