Published: Mon, October 30, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

High wind warning in effect for Suffolk County through 6 am Monday

High wind warning in effect for Suffolk County through 6 am Monday

The greatest threat will be strong and potentially damaging wind gusts along the western slopes Sunday night followed by another round of gusty winds over Northern New York Monday afternoon, the service says.

The total possible accumulation is a half inch, accordign to the National Weather Service.

Scattered showers become heavy, steady rain late Sunday as the storm moves in and intensifies on top of us. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with localized higher amounts.

Flooding is a concern. The strongest winds will arrive after 4 p.m. "Rivers and brooks may overflow", Cameron said. Streams and creeks could have quick rises and spill over their banks. Most of our BIG wind events come from the northwest or northeast.

"The wind will increase in intensity through the rest of the evening". If needed, CMP can also call on resources from the other energy companies in CT and NY, as well as contractors and regional mutual assistance partners. Power outages are a possibility. More rain is likely to return by the end of next week. "The saturated ground also may help to provide loosened root structures; it is conceivable that the wind may uproot a few trees", Cameron said.

Travel has been already been affected by the storm.

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"Folks, that's up to hurricane force". These strong winds will have the potential to bring down tree limbs which could fall on power lines.

Get ready - here it comes!

Showers may linger into Monday. Jeff Smith answered questions about the storm on Facebook Live: A little rain will linger early tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will be in the 40s Sunday and Sunday night and near 50 on Monday. Winds will die down a little by the afternoon, but it will still be breezy at times. A High Wind Watch has been posted for most of CT.

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