MORICHES, NY (MorichesDaily) — The National Weather Service forecasts possible severe thunderstorms with high winds up to 65 mph for New York Wednesday into early Thursday.
The unusually warm weather caused dense early morning fog that created a dangerous commute Wednesday, with the National Weather Service issuing a dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m.
Despite temperatures expected to approach 60 degrees this afternoon, forecasters said the weather will only get more onerous as the day goes on.
A high wind warning is in effect for Nassau and Suffolk counties through Thursday at 6 a.m.
Weather service forecasters said we can expect showers and potential thunderstorms that could bring heavy rain. Adding that the high winds, “could bring down whole trees, large tree limbs, power lines and unsecured outdoor objects.”
The warning, issued early this morning, noted: “This could pose a hazard to anyone out driving or walking Wednesday night and to houses and other structures near larger trees. Driving will also be difficult, especially in high-profile vehicles and on elevated roadways and bridges.”
New York City officials are reminding builders, contractors, and property owners to secure their construction sites and buildings. Inspectors will be performing random spot-checks of construction sites and could issue violations and work stoppage orders.
Forecasters say the strongest winds are expected between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday.
The winds could down trees and power lines.