Projected Paths For Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Lee, and How Long the Warm Weather on Long Island
Hurricane Maria has weakened and now has 80 mph winds as it heads north off the east coast of the United States. The track has shifted slightly further east, and it's no longer projected to come close enough to Cape Hatteras to bring hurricane-force wind gusts.
Hurricane Lee is now stronger than Hurricane Maria with 90 mph winds, but it's a tiny hurricane in size compared to Maria. Fortunately, Hurricane Lee is not expected to impact any land areas, as it will stay out in the Atlantic and eventually be steered northeast and weaken.
Long Island, and the entire northeast, has been in a stretch of very warm weather; however, a cold front making it's way across the country will bring cooler weather by the end of the week. By the time the front reaches Long Island, it should be relatively dry, so we may not even get any showers from it, but by Friday, the temperatures should only be in the low 70's. Saturday and Sunday will only be in the mid to upper 60's. No rain is expected on Long Island for the next 7 days.
The following image shows the projected path for Hurricane Maria:
The following image shows the projected path for Hurricane Lee: