Sandy still leaving mark with winds, flooding

In Westhampton, the high tide in Shinnecock Bay,

In Westhampton, the high tide in Shinnecock Bay, coupled with Sandy's powerful winds and rain, left homes in the area flooded. (Oct 30, 2012) (Credit: Doug Kuntz )

By late Tuesday afternoon or early evening, Long Island will be seeing a calmer side of Sandy, the National Weather Service said.

As the storm's center moved south of Lancaster, Pa., early Tuesday, Long Island was expected to feel more wind, more coastal flooding and some scattered showers, the Upton-based service said.

But nothing like Monday.


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Meteorologist Lauren Nash said a wind advisory has been issued for Long Island until 3 p.m. and a coastal flood warning until 6 p.m.

"We're still going to get some breezy winds and gusts today, plus scattered rain," Nash said.

Some coastal flooding could coincide with the morning high tide cycle, she said, but will not be as potent as Monday.

Also, winds from the south Tuesday will be between 20 mph to 30 mph, with gusts to nearly 50 mph. But by later in the day those winds should drop to 10 mph to 15 mph, Nash said.

As the storm moves north into Canada over the next two days, the chance of rain lingers, Nash said.

Chance of precipitation is about 70 percent Tuesday evening, 30 percent Wednesday and 20 percent Wednesday night, the weather service said.

"We should see some clearing by Wednesday night," Nash said.

Thursday's forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of rain, with Friday calling for partly sunny skies.
 

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