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Rain in forecast through Thursday; flood advisory issued

| brennison@queenscourier.com


After a May with the most rain since 2004, more precipitation is forecasted for every day this week.

Approximately a quarter inch of rain is expected today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), higher in areas that get hit with thunderstorms.

Due to the expected rains, the NWS has issued a coastal flood advisory for Queens for tonight into early tomorrow morning.

Low-lying areas along the shoreline should expect minor to moderate flooding.

New Yorkers have grown used to the rainy weather after more than 5.75 inches of rain fell in May, the second most rain in the month this millennium, and it isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. Three of the first four days of June have seen rainfall, and the forecast predicts a better than 30 percent chance of rain everyday through Thursday.


Thunderstorm watch issued for Queens; large hail, damaging winds possible

| brennison@queenscourier.com

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Queens has experienced high temperatures and humidity throughout the past few days. An approaching cold front will trigger the storms, the NWS said.

Residents should be aware if they will be outdoors tonight — heavy rains and lightning are expected. Damaging winds and large hail is also possible for the borough.



Flood advisory issued in Queens

| brennison@queenscourier.com


A flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) as a result of the morning’s heavy rains.

Rain was falling at rates up to an inch per hour, flooding roadways, underpasses and low-lying areas.

A special weather statement was also issued by the agency due to the thunderstorms in the area.

The NWS reminded residents that if you can hear thunder you are close enough to be struck by lightning and should remain indoors if possible.


National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

| brennison@queenscourier.com

Today’s early spring weather may disrupted by dangerous winds this afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Queens beginning at noon with gusts expected to surpass 50 mph.

Sustained winds will be approximately 30 mph.

The winds strength means there is potential for downed trees and power lines.

The NWS said the strongest winds will be early in the afternoon. The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.


National Weather Service issues high wind advisory

| brennison@queenscourier.com

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind watch and said damaging winds may blow through the city this weekend.

Strong winds are expected to begin tonight and last into Saturday evening.

Gusts may reach up to 60 mph, with sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the NWS.

The strongest winds will come after midnight.

The winds strength means there is potential for downed trees and power lines.

The Department of Buildings is warning property owners to take precautionary measures to secure safety.  The DOB said to:

  • Bring inside loose, lightweight objects such as lawn furniture, potted plants, garbage cans, garden tools and toys.
  • Anchor objects that would be unsafe outside, such as gas grills or propane tanks.
  • Close up and secure patio umbrellas.
  • Secure retractable awnings.
  • Remove aerial antennas and satellite television dishes.



Fair focuses on where the jobs are — and how to get them

| amanning@queenscourier.com

Ann Jawin, founder of the Center for the Women of New York (CWNY), and President Rhoda Plotkin are inviting women to the 24th annual “World of Working Women Conference and Job Fair” on November 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Flushing’s Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, where the theme this year is “Where Are the Jobs and How Do We Get Them?”
There will be a variety of programs at the conference, including a panel discussion at 9:45 a.m. Panelists include Delyanne Barros, attorney with Outen & Golden LLP, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Darinka Maldonado, director of the Queens Women’s Business Center.
The Center will also host a job fair, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide a forum for women to flex their networking muscles amongst employers, educational service providers and experts on new job markets and research methods.
Workshops like “The Job Search and Getting Back into the Workforce,” “Starting Your Own Business,” and “Wise Up about Your Finances and Free Yourself from Debt,” will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The evening will end with a “Dress for Success” fashion show and raffle drawings.
The CWNY is a non-profit organization that aids women of all backgrounds in the New York metropolitan area. Since its opening in 1987, the Center has offered free services such as a legal clinic, a support group for women in crisis, a job club and introductory job training courses. For more information, call 718-793-0672.

Severe storm warning issued for Queens; Quarter-sized hail expected

| jlane@queenscourier.com


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Queens this afternoon. The NWS reported that the storm may produce quarter sized hail and winds in excess of 60 mph.

Heavy lightning is also expected with the storm. The potentially dangerous conditions have led the NWS to advise residents to stay indoors until the storm passes.

Heavy rain – one and a half inches per hour – may accompany the storm causing possible coastal flooding.