Thunderstorms sweep through parts of Suffolk County
Suffolk County Police reported downed trees in Centereach, Ronkonkoma, Hauppauge and Islandia after thunderstorms swept through Thursday evening.
The PSEG Long Island outage map said 1,316 customers in the town of Brookhaven suffered outages, but power is expected to be restored by 11:45 p.m. Thursday. A total of 1,549 customers, nearly all in Suffolk County , were facing outages, according to PSEG Long Island.
The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:15 p.m. Thursday for most of Suffolk County.
The system was expected to track northeast at 25 mph with the potential for quarter-size hail.
“Gusts of wind could knock over tree branches and blow around unsecured objects,” the weather service said in a special statement. “Minor damage to exterior objects is possible.”
After the storm system passed, a warm night was forecast with more summer weather through the weekend before showers became a possibility on Sunday evening.
The weather service said Friday will be sunny with high temperatures nearing 83 degrees, which is exactly the normal high for the date in Islip. A northerly wind of around 7 mph is expected to turn southerly in the afternoon.
Friday night should be mostly clear with lows of around 68 degrees.
Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the 80s, but
Sunday evening there is a 40% chance of showers, the weather service said.
As the new work week begins on Monday, there will be a similar likelihood of showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday should all be sunny although there is a chance of rain Wednesday evening.
High temperatures Monday through Thursday are expected to be 85 to 87 degrees.