A high wind warning has been issued for Suffolk County, effective from 6 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. tomorrow, as a storm system moving up the coast will bring wind gusts of up to 65 mph to the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Sustained winds of up to 40 mph are expected, the weather service said. The strongest winds should occur between around 8 p.m. through midnight
tonight. Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines; widespread power outages are expected, according to the warning statement.
Periods of heavy rainfall are expected tonight as a strong low moves over or tracks just west of the city, according to the National Weather Service forecast center in Upton.
A flash flood watch and a coastal flood advisory are also in effect for tonight.