The National Weather Service says long period swells associated with Cristobal will continue to churn the ocean into Thursday evening.
Swimmers and lifeguards are facing a high risk for rip currents along New Jersey beaches.
Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.
Mike Hoffmann, head of Cornell University’s Agricultural Experiment Station said that while most people say they are aware of global warming, not many are changing habits to stem the tide.
The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.
A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.
Motorists were still moving slowly as crews directed traffic through flooded out roadways in Bay Shore Wednesday afternoon.
De Blasio appeared alongside Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito in Brooklyn Friday to talk hurricane preparedness.
CBS 2’s Dick Brennan, who was driving around in Mobile 2, said the off and on rain has been doing damage.
Severe thunderstorms barreled through the Tri-State Area for the second day in a row Tuesday, making a mess of the roads just in time for the afternoon rush hour and keeping a threat of continuing rain well into the night.
Heavy rain turned major roads into rivers and rapids in parts of the Tri-State Area Monday evening, in a round of storms that could continue off and on for more than a day to come.
The colder temperatures are expected to hit the area next Wednesday and Thursday due to a jet stream that will take a huge dip into the eastern United States.
Utility crews are busy and some commuters are facing delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through parts of the Tri-State area, downing trees and knocking out power.
The storm is churning up big waves all along the Atlantic coast as it travels northward.
Watches and warnings are in effect across the Tri-State area as severe weather moves in, a day after strong thunderstorms downed trees and power lines and flooded streets.