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NWS: Severe thunderstorms to cause high winds, possible flooding Saturday night

July 21, 2018

A coastal storm moving into the area Saturday night will bring high winds and potential flooding into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS announced Saturday afternoon that a wind advisory will be in effect from 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday for New York City, Hudson, South Westechester, Southern Fairfield County and parts of Long Island. Wind gusts will likely be between 25 and 35 mph, but could reach up to 50 mph, the warning said.

The main impact will be along the shorelines and strong winds might blow down trees, branches adn power lines or lead to some outages.

The storm will also produce heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding, but which areas will be hit the hardest is still uncertain, NWS said. Showers and thunderstorms will continue Sunday through Friday.

A Gale Warning, which encourages mariners to take precaution, is also in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday on the western Long Island Sound and lower New York Bay.

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