Severe Weather Alert: Damaging Winds Expected Monday

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Damaging winds are expected Monday afternoon/evening, bringing the potential for scattered to widespread power outages. In addition, 1-2″ of rain is possible. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for our entire area from 1PM to 10PM Monday. The worst of the winds will hit between 2PM and 6PM, but damaging winds are expected for much of the day.

Tonight will be quiet with increasing clouds, but we’ll stay dry. Temperatures overnight will hold steady or even rise a bit. Shower are possible by dawn.

STORMY MONDAY

Rain and wind will move in Monday with highs in the low 60s. Southerly wind gusts of 50 mph to 75 mph are possible Monday! Tree and power line damage is expected. Scattered to widespread power outages are expected.

The time frame for the worst of the storm will be between 2PM AND 6PM. That’s when the worst of the winds will hit.

You can report a power outage by calling National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.

Also, if you lose power, you can still watch Eyewitness News live streaming on your phone or tablet.

In addition to the potential for damaging wind gusts, periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible leading to localized street and poor drainage flooding.

Why is there a strong wind gust potential? One of the main reasons will be the very strong low level jet on Monday. A low level jet is a very strong current of air not too far up into the sky. When these winds make it down to the surface that would lead to the higher end of our wind projections.

Be sure to stay tuned for further updates!

-Meteorologists T.J. Del Santo and Pete Mangione

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