Officials are preparing for the possible impacts of Hurricane Isaias on Long Island, the first substantial threat this hurricane season.
Currently a Category 1 hurricane, Isaias is continuing to gain strength as it moves closer to the Florida coastline on Friday evening. While there is a great deal of uncertainty, current models show the storm may move up the coast, bringing heavy rainfall and tropical storm-force winds to Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley early next week.
After the storm crosses Central Bahamas Friday night, forecasters expect it to head east to Florida on Saturday and Sunday. If current tracks hold, then it could move up the East Coast, reaching the New York City-metro area Monday night into Tuesday.