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Storm bringing heavy rain, powerful wind to tri-state

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NEW YORK — Heavy rain and dangerous winds will hit the tri-state Wednesday, sparking a  wind advisory for all five boroughs, Long Island and coastal Connecticut.

The advisory is set to go into effect at 6 p.m. and lasts until 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected. Wind gusts could reach 45 to 50 mph, bringing with them the threat of isolated power outages, difficult driving for high-profile vehicles, and downed tree limbs, the agency said.

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Along with strong, potentially damaging winds will come periods of rain throughout the day Wednesday. Rainfall could become heavy at times. The heaviest rain is expected to fall after sunset, PIX11 News' meteorologist Linda Church said.

Scattered rain and snow showers north of the city will linger into Thursday, Church said.

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Total rainfall amounts in the city will be about 1.5 inches. A quarter of an inch to half an inch are expected on Long Island.

By Friday, the rain stops but the wind remains. Expect a high temperature of 40 degrees, seasonable compared to earlier parts of the week.

And after a soaking stretch during the week, the weekend is looking like a promising change.

Both days will be partly sunny, with a high of 40 degrees on Saturday. The mercury could climb toward 50 degrees on Sunday.