Heavy winds and rain leaves thousands without power in the midstate

Strong Winds & Heavy Rain May Lead to Power Issues

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 10 AM EDT Monday.* TIMING.Tonight through mid-morning Monday. West winds between 10 to 20 miles per hour will produce gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.

You might want to bring in the Halloween decorations, because that rain will be followed by high winds overnight and into Monday. The rest of the county has a wind advisory, also until 8 p.m. In addition, drivers in high-profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside.

As for Monday, much of the rain should taper off by afternoon.

More than 1.3 million homes and businesses lost electricity overnight throughout the Northeast, including about 484,000 customers in ME, 320,000 in MA, 270,000 in New Hampshire, 142,000 in Rhode Island, 90,000 on New York's Long Island, and 45,000 in Vermont, according to local media. "The whole system is going to intensify [Sunday night] and it'll bring heavy rains from Eastern Pennsylvania and heavy rain and wind", he said. The locations now under the Flash Flood Watch stand the best chance to see flooding.




"Steady rainfall should engulf the entire region by late Sunday morning or early Sunday afternoon", the service says.

The National Weather Service warned that heavy rain will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, along with other low-lying spots. Highs will be only in the mid- to upper-40s.

And Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 60. Our live weather coverage begins early on Monday kicking off at 4 a.m. on NBC Connecticut.

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