Weather forecasters now say Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm, is tracking east, away from the Northeast. Just a day earlier, Joaquin appeared to be on a path toward Long Island.
Even though Hurricane Joaquin is now unlikely to directly hit the East End, high winds and flooding are still possible and a separate storm is expected to bring Nor’easter-like weather.
Long Island is presently under a coastal flood advisory. Rain is expected all day Friday, and there is an 80% chance Saturday daytime with between a 0.1-inch and 1/4-inch of rainfall. Saturday night the chance of precipitation drops to 30%. Sunday’s forecast includes a slight chance of drizzle or light rain before noon and a slight chance of showers at night. Then Monday will be partly sunny with a chance of showers.