Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Coastal storm continues to pound LI with rain and whipping winds.The coastal storm that drenched much of Long Island overnight will continue to impact the region Wednesday as travelers prepare to leave town for the Thanksgiving holiday.Forecasters are calling for more rain and windy conditions throughout the morning Wednesday before tapering off in the afternoon. The National Weather Service cautioned that rain could be heavy at times and could potentially cause flooding in certain areas. A flood watch is in effect until 4 p.m.The National Weather Service, which called for 2 to 4 inches of rain before the storm hit, reported 2.5 inches of rain in Floral Park and 1.61 inches at MacArthur Airport in Islip.Wind will continue to be a factor with gusts approaching 26 mph. The NWS measured overnight wind gusts of more than 45 mph across the Island.The unusually mild conditions that many Long Islanders woke up to Wednesday morning will drop once a cold front moves across the area, the NWS said. Temperatures should fall to 46 degrees by the afternoon before plummeting to freezing temperatures by the evening. Wind could pick up again overnight with gusts as high as 43 mph.The storm knocked out power to as many as 9,000 Long Island Power Authority customers overnight but that number had dropped to 4,820 as of 9:48 a.m., according to utility’s website.LIPA released a statement saying it is experiencing “widespread power outages across Long Island,” due to high winds and heavy rain.“Restoration crews are assessing damage and restoring power as quickly as possible,” LIPA said.The New York State Department of Transportation was not reporting any major delays or traffic accidents by the morning.But both John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports were reporting weather-related delays Wednesday morning.The powerful storm has already frustrated thousands of travelers across the country celebrating Thanksgiving away from home. AAA estimated that 43 million Americans will travel during the holiday, with 39 million traveling by car.Thousands of flights have either been cancelled or delayed with many parts of the country experiencing heavy rain, snow or icy conditions.The storm should clear out by Wednesday evening, making way for clear skies on Thursday.
Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Aubameyang are currently sitting in fourth place after their point at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)The result sees Arsenal move up to fourth in the table, behind league leaders Liverpool, reigning champions Manchester City and Leicester City.United, meanwhile, sit in 10th place with nine points from their first seven Premier League matches – their lowest haul at this stage of the season in any top-flight campaign since 1989/90.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Keane did not think much of either side in Monday night’s game (Picture: Sky Sports)Asked whether Arsenal or United are more likely to claim a top-four berth, Keane said on Sky Sports: ‘On tonight’s performance, none of them.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We spoke about United and how they have to invest in January, they probably will do, whether top players are available in January.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘On tonight’s performance, and from what I’ve seen recently of United, and Arsenal, if you’re these over teams out there, West Ham, Leicester, Chelsea, if there’s ever a chance for them to get in the top four it’ll be this season.’Asked if they could miss out on the top six entirely, Keane added: ‘Top six will be okay, but I don’t think that will satisfy these clubs with the money they’ve spent. It’s got to be top four.’ Roy Keane rates Arsenal and Man Utd’s top-four chances after Old Trafford stalemate Both teams struggled to reach their top level in Monday night’s clash (Picture: Getty)Roy Keane believes both Manchester United and Arsenal will struggle to finish in the top four this season on the basis of their respective performances on Monday night.United took the lead in a low-quality game at Old Trafford through Scott McTominay’s bullet strike just before half-time, though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled the scores in the second period after the linesman had initially – and wrongly – flagged for offside, with VAR correcting the decision.Neither side impressed in a largely scrappy affair and Keane feels there are a number of teams who could finish above them this time around. Advertisement