Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A nor’easter is forecast to bring heavy rain, strong winds and possible flooding to Long Island this week, but will spare the region the heavy snow that will blanket points north.The National Weather Service issued a flood watch, high wind watch and coastal flood advisory through Tuesday, when the storm is predicted to bring up to three inches of rainfall and high winds, forecasters said.“Heavy rainfall will spread into the region Tuesday morning and persist through most of the day,” meteorologists in the agency’s Upton office said in a statement. “Strongest winds will be from late morning into mid-afternoon.”The storm is also forecast to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of Pennsylvania, upstate New York and New England, forecasters said.The flood watch was issued because rain will be heavy at times and is expected to flood streets in low-lying areas with poor drainage.The coastal flood advisory, on the other hand, involved the likelihood that tides up to two feet above normal could cause flooding on vulnerable shore roads and n basements of waterfront properties.The high wind watch included a warning that northeastly wind gusts up to 60 mph could down tree limbs, causing power outages and property damage.The storm is expected to move in Monday night, following scattered flurries during the day, when temperatures will be in the 30s but the wind chill will make is feel like the 20s.The rain is likely to continue into Wednesday and Thursday, when it will mix with snow in the morning before clearing up at night. Temps will be in the 40s for the rest of the week.Once the storm passes through the area, the weekend forecast is mostly sunny Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ryan Dolan was challenged but never caught, leading all 50 laps of Tuesday’s $2,000 to win Deery Brothers Summer Series feature for IMCA Late Models at 34 Raceway. (Photo by Mike Ruefer)WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 3) – It had been a few years since his last trip to West Burlington, so Ryan Dolan relied on Mapquest to get to town.Once he got to 34 Raceway and got some early evening brake issues figured out, he didn’t need any help getting around the track.Dolan led all 50 laps of the Tuesday night Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at 34. The feature ran green to checkered and Dolan pocketed $2,000 for his career third IMCA Late Model tour win.“It was a classic and a sweet victory for the Rick Dralle team,” Dolan said following the tour’s 50th visit to the West Burlington oval. “It was an exciting track to race on – it just suits my driving style. I ran the middle to the top, kept my momentum up and tried to stay out of trouble because there was quite a bit of lapped traffic.”Dolan started outside Darrel DeFrance on the front row. DeFrance led the field into the first turn but Dolan was the story from that point.Tyler Bruening began catching up with Dolan in lapped traffic. Dolan was slowed by two lapped cars in the final laps, but denied an inside bid by Bruening and locked down the win.Dolan had missed hot laps because of last-minute brake issues, then won his heat and drew outside pole for the feature.“I hadn’t been to 34 since I won a 50-lap modified race that ran all green in 1996 or 1997. Man, I wanted to win there again,” he said. “We forgot how to get to the track but once you get there, it’s all left turns.”Bruening was second while DeFrance, extending his perfect series attendance mark to 486 events, was third. Rob Toland and Matt Ryan completed the top five while tour point leader Justin Kay ran sixth.DeFrance was the winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.Dolan became the fifth different winner in the last five Deery events. The pre-holiday show at West Burlington had 37 entries, a series best this season, and included Californian Michael Hynes.Next on the Deery schedule is the Wednesday, July 18 event at CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction.Feature results – 1. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 3. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 4. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill.; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 7. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 8. Terry Neal, Ely; 9. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 10. Charlie McKenna, Ames; 11. Curt Martin, Independence; 12. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 14. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill.; 15. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 16. Sam Halstead, New London; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City; 18. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 19. Jay Johnson, West Burlington; 20. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 21. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill.; 22. Doug Nigh, Maquoketa; 23. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 24. Curtis Glover, Des Moines. read more