Prepare For A Stormy Sunday; Wind, Flood Watches In Effect

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The National Weather Service said after 2 to 4 inches of rain have fallen since Sunday, streams and creeks are rising. It will still be a little on the brisk side with a westerly wind occasionally gusting around 20mph and high temperatures expected to top out in the low to mid 50s. 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 service also issued a wind advisory until 6 a.m. Monday.

Wind Damage: Power outages and tree damage likely, structural damage possible.

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The strongest wind gusts are expected to come Monday morning as the rain begins to taper off. During a lot of the daytime, the rain wasn't that heavy.

Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 29 degrees.

"We could even see even higher amounts than that, especially east of I-95, east of Philadelphia, and even points north, where we could pick up upwards of four, even five inches", she said.

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The weather service also expects rain before 7 a.m. Monday, then a chance of showers between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The highest wind gusts will occur Sunday evening into the morning hours of Monday. Low pressure will deepen off Mid Atlantic coast this afternoon and evening and shift into into New England 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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