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Heavy Rain & Strong Winds Expected From Very Late Tonight To Early Monday Afternoon

For The Rest Of This Afternoon: Cloudy skies are expected throughout the rest of this afternoon and it looks like any rain will hold off until around or just before sunset or so. Temperatures will be around 45 Degrees. Winds will be East at 8 to 16 mph.

Tonight & Monday: A strengthening low pressure system that’s now located near the South Carolina coast is expected to move north-northeastward reaching the area around Long Island by Monday morning and is then expected to track across western New England during the day on Monday. This storm system is expected to bring heavy rain with flooding and strong winds with gusts that are likely to reach 55-60 mph at times. The worst part of this storm is expected to occur from about 5 am Monday morning to about 1-2 pm Monday afternoon.

Strong Winds: Southeast winds are expected to steadily increase tonight from 15 to 25 mph this evening to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40-45 mph by late tonight.

These winds will reach their worst during the day on Monday with south to southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55-60 mph during the morning into the early afternoon hours and west to southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph by mid to late afternoon hours.

Wind damage in the form of isolated to scattered downed trees with isolated to scattered power outages seems likely during Monday due to the strong wind gusts, especially with the very wet ground conditions.

Heavy Rain With Flooding: Rain will overspread the entire area this evening with heavy rain expected from just before sunrise Monday morning through all of Monday morning.

The combination of the strong winds and heavy rain will make for a very miserable and even dangerous Monday morning commute. Be prepared for slow going and the potential for lots of ponding on roads and some roads being flooded.

The rain is likely to continue through the first half of Monday afternoon and it’ll still be heavy at times. Rain then comes to an end around sunset or so Monday.

In addition to the rain, don’t be surprised to hear a rumble or two of thunder from time to time during Monday morning into early Monday afternoon.

Total Rainfall Amounts Of 2 to 3 inches is expected. These rainfall amounts will lead to the potential for not only street, highway and poor drainage flooding, but also the possibility of river and stream flooding across the region.

Temperatures tonight will be between 45 and 50 Degrees. Temperatures on Monday will be between 55 and 60 Degrees.

Tuesday: A mixture of sunshine and clouds can be expected throughout the day on Tuesday. In addition, a stray snow or rain shower is possible during the afternoon. High temperatures will be between 40 and 45 Degrees.

Wednesday Through Friday: A big high pressure system will be in control of the weather during the second half of this coming week. This is great news for those of you traveling, but it’s not good news for those of you dreaming of a White Christmas. Unfortunately, the chances of snow on the ground this Christmas are near zero.

Wednesday will be sunny to partly sunny with high temperatures near 40 Degrees.

Thursday and Friday both look partly sunny with high temperatures both days between 35 and 40 Degrees.

Christmas Weekend Weather Outlook: No weather problems are expected next weekend as a high pressure system remains in control of the weather.

Saturday looks partly sunny with high temperatures near 40 Degrees.

Christmas Eve looks partly sunny with high temperatures near 40 Degrees.

Christmas Day is expected to be partly sunny with high temperatures between 40 and 45 Degrees.

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