(Updated, Jan. 16 5 a.m.) A wind advisory is in effect Thursday for strong northwest winds gusting to 50 mph. Sustained northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected throughout the day.

The advisory is now in effect from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Long Island, southern Connecticut, and the NYC metro reason, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters extended the advisory to 10 p.m. Thursday in an update issued early Thursday morning.

A gale warning is in effect for the eastern Long Island Sound from Thursday morning until Friday afternoon. West winds of 20 to 25 kt tomorrow morning will become northwest at 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas of two to four feet in the morning will build to four to six feet in the afternoon. Northwest winds of 20 to 25 kt will continue Friday morning, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.

NW winds 20 to 25 kt, gusting to 35 kts. Will diminish to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.

This story is free to read thanks in part to the generous support of readers like you. Keep local news free. Become a member today.