The National Weather Service is warning that severe thunderstorms could hit the area Wednesday afternoon through the overnight.
News 12 meteorologist Rich Hoffman poste warnings about lightning near South Shore beaches and other precautions.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is predicted. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Showers and thunderstorms likely until 3 a.m., then a slight chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Keep an eye on PSEG-LI reports of power outages around Long Island.