Storms continue to move across Long Island Monday evening, with some bringing high winds and hail that may slow the commute home.
The National Weather Service said that heavy showers and thunderstorms will move through Nassau and Western Suffolk, and that winds of up to 40 mph are expected with these storms. Meteorologists also warned that small hail and rainfall rates of over 1 inch an hour will come with the storms.
Due to the heavy rainfall, a flood advisory is in effect for both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Drivers are urged to avoid water covered roadways.
The Long Island Rail Road is reporting delays on all of its lines due to a possible track condition in one of the East River tunnels. Some trains will be cancelled and combined to help ease congestion. Commuters are advised to listen to train and platform announcements.
The Long Island Power Authority reported that virtually all the damage from Monday morning’s storms have been repaired. At 10 a.m., more than 15,000 of their 1.1 million customers were without electricity.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecasted for Tuesday, but should clear up by Tuesday night.