A strong storm could bring gusts of hurricane force overnight

A strong wind warning has been issued for Long Island ahead of a strong storm that will sweep the region overnight.

The storm will bring potentially damaging winds to the area, with gusts of up to 65 miles per hour and sustained winds of between 30 and 40 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The strongest winds are expected in eastern Long Island and the south coast.

The strong wind warning is in effect from 11:00 p.m. tonight until 10:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Although the storm will also bring rain and the possibility of thunderstorms, the impact of precipitation is expected to be minor, with flooding limited to urban areas and areas with poor drainage.

The greater risk will come from the storm’s strong sustained winds and gusts of wind near hurricane force, which the weather service said could cause downed trees and power lines.

Traveling overnight is dangerous and power outages are a possibility.

Following the storm’s departure on Friday morning, temperatures will fall rapidly, dropping from the mid-50s to a low of 18 by the mid-50s through Friday evening.

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