High wind warning for NYC through Monday morning

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Most of the state can see 1-3 inches of rain in CT. The steadier rain will gradually move in by this evening with an increasing southeasterly wind.

Rainfall totals are expected to range between at least 1 inch to as much as 4 inches, with the strongest bands of rain west of the Hudson River Valley, along the Mohawk River and south, weather service meteorologist Joe Cebulko said Saturday. So scattered power outages and wind damage are possible, especially if we get some embedded thunderstorms during the height of the storm Sunday night. The higher end of that range is more likely in central/western CT. Coastal flooding will NOT be an issue. River flooding is expected to be minor.

Given what you just read, you can clearly see that my biggest concern is the wind.

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Monday's forecast is calling for a 50-percent chance of showers before noon. The low overnight at the Covington airport was 41 and highs are only expected to reach the low 50s.

The peak of this storm will be from 8 p.m.to 3 a.m. with the heaviest rain and strongest winds. During this same time frame the wind will start to pick up and will be gusty, southwest 20-30mph with isolated power outages possible. The wind will be picking up from the southeast 10-15mph. Timing for the heaviest rain and the strongest winds looks to be between 9 pm this evening and 3 am tomorrow morning.

The National Weather Service forecasts rain through early Monday afternoon, then cloudy skies gradually clearing and a high of 58.

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Forecasters say Halloween will be sunny with a high in the mid to upper 50's.

But, she says, after the tricky weather, we're in for a treat. Showers will become more widespread by the early afternoon hours. Winds could gust over 60 miles per hour in this part of the state.

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