Big East Coast storm targets New York region, with heavy rain, strong winds on Sunday

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This beautiful Saturday will give way to a very stormy Sunday.

A very potent front from the West will reach the East coast as an intensifying storm moves up from the south. This southern storm is currently a developing tropical system and may turn into Tropical Storm Philippe by the end of today. Named or not, it is going to enhance the wind and rain that we experience on Sunday.

Currently there is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for most of the region with the potential of 1 to 3 inches of rain or more in heavier downpours. The wind will also pick up and may gust over 40 mph. There could be gusts as high as 50 to 60 mph along the coast!

Therefore the threat of tree limbs and power lines coming down could result in power disruptions. The flooding may also be increased by falling leaves clogging storm drains.

All in all, it is going to be a stormy Sunday and I suggest you just stay indoors if you can.

This system will slowly depart on Monday with breaks of sunshine by afternoon but it will be blustery and rather cool as highs stay in the 50s. Fortunately, for the little trick or treaters, the wind will calm down on Halloween and we expect a mostly sunny day with highs of 55 to 60 degrees.

The rest of the week will be fairly quiet with a chance of a mid week shower but temperatures will return to above normal levels in the 60s, even as we head into November.

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