Hold onto your hats, and anything else that’s not pinned down, as strong, gusty winds are expected from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday at 6 p.m.
West winds of 15 to 25 mph could gust up to 50 mph, especially closer to the coast, leading to possible downed tree limbs, isolated power outages and challenges driving high-profile vehicles, the National Weather Service said.
The strongest gusts as of 9 p.m. on Long Island were clocked at 48 mph at Farmingdale and 46 at Point Lookout, according to the service.
Winds knocked down tree limbs and power lines, but there were no major headaches, authorities said Monday night.
Drivers are advised to exercise added caution.
Average flight arrival delays of an hour or more because of wind, weather or low ceilings were reported late Monday afternoon at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, where some departures were also affected, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website.
After Monday’s rain, with a slight chance of showers continuing through late afternoon, dry conditions are expected through midweek, the weather service said.
News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said skies turn partly cloudy Monday night with overnight lows in the low 40s.
Tuesday conditions are expected to be sunny and windy with daily highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 20s.
With Ellen Yan