Storm will bring heavy rain, wind

Strong Winds & Heavy Rain May Lead to Power Issues

Strong Winds & Heavy Rain May Lead to Power Issues

The area of low pressure will quickly intensify this evening as it also taps in the moisture and energy from the remnants of what was Tropical Storm Philippe. With the heavy rain, comes the strong winds. Throughout Sunday, expect mostly cloudy to overcast with widespread rain.

Flash Flood Watch in effect for the North Country counties from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Our live weather coverage begins early on Monday kicking off at 4 a.m. on NBC Connecticut.

Winds out of the northwest are forecast from 20 to 35 miles per hour with gusts as high as 45 to 50 miles per hour at times. The 6 hour window for the strongest winds occurs 8PM Sunday through 2 AM Monday in which hurricane force winds are not out of the question along the shoreline.

Wind gusts will pickup in intensity first thing Sunday morning. Winds can still gust 40-50mph, even upwards of 60mph on Long Island.

And Saturday should be partly sunny with a high near 60.

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With the possibility of up to five inches of rain in sections of NY state possible on Sunday and into Monday, government leaders and agencies are urging people to take precautions.

A major storm system moving into New England today and into tomorrow will bring a few threats to western Mass, including a flash flood potential, a strong to damaging wind potential and a low severe thunderstorm risk.

A flash flood watch has been issued for all of CT. Early morning highs in the 60s, then falling in the afternoon.

More than 21 million people in parts of New York, New Jersey, and nearby states are under the watch.

A significant amount of rainfall, in the range of 1 to 3 inches, is also forecast with this storm, according to the NWS.

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