Jose prompts advisories across NY, NJ; ‘greatest impacts’ to be felt on LI

NEW YORK — The greatest impacts from Hurricane Jose will be felt on eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut, but the offshore storm has also prompted the National Weather Service to issue several advisories in parts of New York City and New Jersey, warning of dangerous surf and high winds Tuesday and Wednesday.

High winds, coastal flooding, high surf and strong rip currents are among the primary hazards the tri-state area faces because of Hurricane Jose.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking of the possible damage Tuesday, said his M.O. is to "prepare for the worst, hope for the best."

"If the storm gets bad, just stay home. .... Going on the roads in a middle of a storm is not just irresponsible for yourself and your family, it also puts first responders at risk" Cuomo said at an afternoon news conference. "I would urge people to just act responsibly, use caution, use prudence, calibrate the situation and act accordingly."

Jose's center is expected to remain offshore, but impacts will be felt outside of the forecast's error cone.

The greatest impacts of the storm will be felt across Long Island and southeast Connecticut, but several areas in the tri-state will be impacted Tuesday into Wednesday, according to the weather service.

The following advisories are in place for the area:

  • Coastal flood advisory in effect in parts of Brooklyn, southern Queens, southern Nassau County, Long Island Sound shores and southwestern Connecticut on Tuesday
  • Coastal flood warning for south shore bays of NYC and Nassau County, as well as coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware, and areas along Delaware Bay Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning
  • High surf advisory through 6 p.m. Wednesday in Brooklyn, southern Queens and southern Nassau County through noon Tuesday
  • Tropical storm watch Suffolk County
  • Tropical storm warning issued south of Long Island, between Montauk Point and Sandy Hook

A coastal flood warning advises there is a risk of widespread minor to moderate flooding.

Road closures; widespread flooding in low lying areas, such as parking lots, parks, homes and businesses, as well as vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront, should be expected.

In high surf areas, rip currents will be dangerous, with surf reaching 5 to 10 feet. Large breaking waves could also result in erosion.

Areas under a tropical storm watch could see sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph, with additional impacts possibly including coastal flooding, heavy rain and high surf

Hurricane Jose, a Category 1 storm, is expected to  to weaken as it passes southeast of Long Island on Wednesday, becoming a tropical storm, according to the weather service.