WEATHER: Tropical storm warning issued off Long Island as Dorian nears

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September 06, 2019 - 6:33 am
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LONG ISLAND (1010 WINS/AP) – A stretch of area off Long Island is under a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Dorian continues its trek up the East Coast.

The warning affects the waters off Long Island from Fire Island to Montauk, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm is expected to pass by Long Island late Friday, but the eye will remain hundreds of miles off shore.

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Long Island residents should expect rain, rough surf, coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents. Wind gusts on Long Island and on the Jersey Shore could top 45 mph.

Meanwhile, AccuWeather says the city could see wind gusts near 30 mph. Mayor de Blasio has closed all city beaches Friday into Saturday.

There will be occasional showers across the tri-state throughout the day Friday, starting along the Jersey Shore then moving up to the city and Long Island.

Highs in the city will near 70 degrees, according to AccuWeather.

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The weekend looks much more pleasant after Dorian moves out to sea Friday night, AccuWeather says.

It’s breezy and sunny on Saturday, with a high of 78 in the city.

Sunday is also sunny and nice. The high will be 76.

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Dorian howled over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane.

Forecasters said large and destructive waves could reach nearly to the ceilings of one-story structures along the narrow strip of land, where many year-round residents were determined to ride out the storm.

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