Get ready to build a snowman or warm up indoors with hot chocolate and a movie, because the first snowstorm of the season is on its way. READ
After months of a winter that’s felt more like an autumn at times, the chill the season has been lacking has finally arrived. This morning, snow flurries fell to the ground as temperatures hit a high of 32 degrees. READ
In the span of two days, we’ll be experiencing two seasons here in Riverhead — a crisp fall and an ice-cold winter. READ
A coastal flood advisory has been issued through 6 a.m. tomorrow by the National Weather Service, with a coastal flood watch in effect until tomorrow afternoon, according to a Riverhead Police Department news release.
The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain tonight and Wednesday that may produce minor flooding in poor drainage areas. READ
After months of below average rainfall and strong sunshine, the North Fork is facing one of its worst droughts in recent years. And various segments of the community, from water authorities to farmers, are feeling the heat.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe winds warning for eastern Long Island today, Monday, effective into late this afternoon.
According to the Weather Service warning, winds may reach up to 40 to 45 miles per hour.
NWS meteorologist Jay Engle said there’s also a chance of severe thunderstorms later tomorrow. Showers are expected to begin around 10 p.m. tonight. Temperatures are expected to be low on Monday, reaching a high of 66. Tuesday is expected to be warmer, with a high of 75.
There is also a high rip current risk at all ocean-facing beaches today, according to Mr. Engle.
“Don’t go in the water unless you’re an expert swimmer and lifeguards are on duty,” he said, adding that further rip current safety tips can be found on the local National Weather Service center’s Facebook page.