LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (PIX11) – Long Island beaches saw huge waves Wednesday as Hurricane Lee is expected to pass the New England area.

Waves at Lido Beach in Nassau County were around 8 to 10 feet high.

PIX11 meteorologist Byron Miranda said that although Hurricane Lee won’t directly hit the tri-state area, it could cause flooding and beach erosion on Long Island.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.