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Strong wind and heavy rain may occur with thunderstorms and even a slight chance of tornadoes on Wednesday evening.

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The greatest risk for hurricanes is along I-78 and north in New Jersey, New York City, its northern suburbs, Long Island, and Connecticut. The risk of an isolated tornado is greatest in the lower Hudson Valley.

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The timeline for the storm is for rain in the area later this afternoon and thunderstorms in the evening. The storm will gradually weaken as it moves to the southeast overnight.

The storm’s total rainfall will average about 1/2″ and locally precipitation rates of 1″ or more will be possible over an hour.

The National Weather Service has warned that minor flooding is likely in areas prone to the storm. There is a slight risk of flash floods in the lower Hudson Valley and southwest Connecticut.

A short craft advisory is in effect from Jones Inlet to South Shore Bay on Long Island via Shinnecock Bay on Wednesdays from noon until 8 p.m. Squally winds of 15 to 20 knots up to 25 knots and winds of 1 to 2 feet are expected.

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