Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A major winter storm is increasingly likely to hit Long Island on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, potentially dumping more than a foot of snow on parts of the region, forecasters say.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday. NWS, which termed the storm “significant,” also predicted wind gusts as high as 50 mph that could bring down tree branches, disrupting utility lines, and causing power outages. Coastal flooding is also possible.“Heavy snow possible,” Upton-based NWS forecasters said in the winter storm watch. “Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commute.”Up to 18 inches of snow is projected to fall across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southeastern New York State, and southern New England, AccuWeather reported.On LI, the storm is expected to begin around 5 p.m. Wednesday and last through 11 a.m. Thursday, with much of the snowfall occurring between dusk and dawn. Sleet could mix in late, forecasters say. “As the exact forecast becomes clearer over the next 24 hours, New Yorkers should not only monitor their local weather reports for updates, but start preparing their homes, their families, and themselves for heavy snow as well,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “On the state side, all of our agencies have readied their emergency response assets, are coordinating with local governments and will help ensure utilities are prepared to address any possible power outages.”After the storm passes, the forecast calls for temperatures in the 30s and 40s through the weekend, dropping as low as the 20s overnight.-With Timothy BolgerSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.
27 Tamborine St, Mermaid Beach will go to auction next month.WAKE up to the sound of the waves with the surf just seconds from this immaculately presented, luxury family residence that offers exemplary indoor-outdoor living.It’s so close to the beach, vendors Mark and Rhonda Edwards can check the surf conditions from home.“We have a few outdoor entertaining areas and from one you can see whether there’s white caps on the waves to decide whether to go to the beach,” said Mrs Edwards. One of the entertaining areas overlooks the pool. The pool is another option for a splash.“It’s a perfect work/life balance, you can be woken by the sound of the waves in the morning, and walk along the beach in the afternoon,” Mr Edwards said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I have an alarm that uses nature sounds, so animal noises, rain, things like that, and when we first moved here, I heard the sound of waves crashing early in the morning and thought it was my alarm.” The kitchen has granite benchtops and a butlers pantry.As well as being just metres from the beach, the north-facing residence also features a pool, spa, landscaped gardens, deck and patio, and four entertaining areas in total. “We use them depending on what the weather is doing, some offer a lovely northern aspect, we sit and chat on the front deck of a night,” Mrs Edwards said. Inside, living spaces include a master retreat and designer kitchen, and a fifth bedroom or home office. The 405sq m property is just a few minutes walk from the beach.It easily accommodated the Edwards’ now adult daughters.“It suited having teens and then early twenties, it would also suit a young family,” Mrs Edwards said.“We’re about to be empty nesters and we want to do a bit of travelling too.”