Long Island is in for some wet and windy weather on Monday as a cold front rolls across the area later this afternoon throughout this evening, sparking tornado warnings in places west of the region.
The storms could pack thunder and lightning, as well as winds gusting up to 38 miles per hour.
National Weather Service meteorologists are calling for the line of strong storms to approach the area after 4 p.m., dumping up to an inch of rain through Tuesday morning, when the storms are expected to clear out.
While tornado watches are in effect in Brooklyn, Manhattan and other points west, meteorologists say the threat for Long Island is minimal.
"We have the threat of a lot of heavy showers and maybe some thunderstorms," David Stark, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Upton, told Patch. He did not rule out the slight possibility of a twister, but said the threat was lower.
The front should finish pushing through overnight, bringing sunny skies back to the area for Tuesday with highs in the upper 60's.
"It will feel more like fall," Stark said, noting the dry-out will continue through the week.
The National Weather Service has not issued any watches or warnings for Nassau Suffolk County as of 1 p.m.