The National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon that a strong thunderstorm is expected to hit the Huntington area later today. The storm, traveling at 40 mph, could include winds of 30 mph.
Commack, Huntington Station and Huntington are expected to be hit with torrential rains and may cause flooding. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.
The Long Island Rail Road said, “With a storm warning in effect for our area, LIRR is prepping for today’s storm by assigning extra personnel & equipment to key locations. Customers are advised to be extra cautious on stairs and platforms and expect possible weather-related delays.”
Huntington Station stormchaser Michael Koch shot this photo in New York City.