Long Island is being soaked by strong thunderstorms that are expected to last Monday night into Tuesday—although the tornado watch off the South Shore expired there and in New York City.

Nassau County and Suffolk County are under a severe thunderstorm  watch until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

“Weather conditions can change with little warning, so it is important that New Yorkers take appropriate measures to ensure their preparation and safety throughout severe weather events,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

The storms could bring gusts up to 60 mph. The storm downed trees across the Long Island Rail Road tracks on the Oyster Bay line, causing rush hour delays Monday evening.

The rest of the week is forecast to be mostly clear in the 60s with slight chances of rain Thursday through the weekend.


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