Winds Expected to Intensify Sunday Night

The wind and rain are expected to intensify through midnight. Durell Godfrey

Conditions on eastern Long Island are expected to deteriorate as the winds pick up and the rain continues to fall Sunday evening.

Winds are intensifying, forecasted at 30 to 40 miles per hour and with wind gusts expected to reach 65 m.p.h., according to the National Weather Service. 

Torrential rain will continue through the evening, with a thunderstorm possible, then taper off after midnight. An intensifying low-pressure system along the mid-Atlantic coast is tracking north across the lower Hudson Valley Sunday evening, the National Weather Service said.

A high wind warning is in effect until Monday at 6 a.m. In the early evenings, an east wind will blow 24 to 29 m.p.h. becoming southeast at 36 to 41 m.p.h. after midnight. Winds could gust could as high as 65 m.p.h.

Downed trees and power lines are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PSEG-Long Island said it is prepared to respond quickly to outages with all of its employees on standby. As of 5:30 p.m., there were 33 outages on Long Island, but none were on the East End.

With a steady rain all day Sunday, a flash flood watch is in effect through late Sunday night and a coastal flood advisory is in effect until Monday at 9 a.m.

Monday's forecast is calling for a 50-percent chance of showers before noon. Cloudy skies will become mostly sunny with the temperature falling to around 54 by 10 a.m. But it will still be fairly windy, with a west wind of 25 to 28 m.p.h., with gusts as high as 50 m.p.h.