Strong storm over Nassau pushing east
Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Storms continue to popup across the island heading towards the evening commute.
Around Noon Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Upton issued two severe weather warnings for the greater-Smithtown area.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued as a strong thunderstorm pushed eastward over Smithtown. The storm, which brought quarter-size hail, 60 mph winds and flooding conditions to Nassau County, briefly dropped pea-sized hail in St. James, according to SmithtownRadio.com’s Andrew Natoli.
The slow moving characteristics of the storm allowed it to drop rainfall rates between one to two inches of rain across the area. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for neighborhoods throughout the greater-Smithtown area ahead of the storm. The extent of flooding in the Smithtown-area was not immediately known.
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The Long Island Rail Road is telling customers on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson, and Oyster Bay Branches to anticipate delays up to an hour in both directions between Hicksville and Queens due to weather conditions in the area.
Thousands of LIPA customers are without power in Nassau County. Only a handful of outages are reported in Suffolk County with nearly all the lights on across the greater-Smithtown area.
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