Heavy winds and rain leaves thousands without power in the midstate

Posted October 31, 2017

Authorities in NY and MA are warning of heavy rain and strong winds in the region Sunday and Monday. Sustained winds on the order of 20-30mph can be expected overnight into Monday morning but gusts as high as 40 to 50 miles per hour will be possible, especially across higher elevations. The rest of the county has a wind advisory, also until 8 p.m. Scattered power outages will be possible. During a lot of the daytime, the rain wasn't that heavy. The highest amounts are forecast to occur across the Lower Hudson Valley, Northeast New Jersey, New York City, and Southwest Connecticut.

In addition to the wind there is also a Flash Flooding Threat.

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Rainfall totals are still being calculated in many communities, however, rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour were reported in some areas, causing many roadways to become flooded. Another flash flood watch has been issued for parts of central NY and northeast Pennsylvania from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The low overnight at the Covington airport was 41 and highs are only expected to reach the low 50s. High pressure will bring a lighter breeze Tuesday and sunshine, but we stay cool with highs in the mid-50s. The strongest part of the storm doesn't move into the state until Sunday evening and continues into Monday morning.

As of 9 p.m., the region was still dealing with torrential rains - brought on by a cold front from the west and tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe.

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A High Wind Watch has been posted for most of CT.

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