Storm will bring heavy rain, wind

National Weather Service Graphic- This map shows the predicted rainfall from Sunday at 8 a.m. through Monday at 8 a.m

National Weather Service Graphic- This map shows the predicted rainfall from Sunday at 8 a.m. through Monday at 8 a.m

"The wind will increase in intensity through the rest of the evening". Winds could gust could as high as 65 m.p.h.

There is an intense area of low pressure developing off the Mid-Atlantic Coastline and this will become very strong storm as it moves into Canada during the day on Monday.

Officials with the National Weather Service say winds of this magnitude could cause damage to trees, power lines and weaker structures.

Rainfall-wise, we are expecting as much as the last storm with 2"-4" statewide.

We're anticipating numerous power issues Sunday night into Monday with the greatest power threat along coastal areas of the state. Some of the bigger rivers like the CT river could approach flood stage too. Late Monday night the winds will diminish a bit and the skies will clear.

Today: Showers, areas of rain. Officials advise staying inside during high wind warnings.

Around noon, heavy rain bands south of the city were dumping 1.16 inches of precipitation per hour just off the Jersey Shore.

As mentioned above, prepare for power outages.and possibly widespread power outages. The wind will be picking up from the southeast 10-15mph. Colder air moves in Monday with temps hitting a high in the 50s early, then falling into the 40s by the afternoon. Between this afternoon and midnight, we are dry with increasing cloud cover. 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.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers.

Friday will be partly sunny and warmer with a high near 66 and a low around 45. Winds could gust over 60 miles per hour in this part of the state.

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