Cebulko said small streams and rivers across the region could be at risk of flash flooding and that in cities, drains clogged by leaves and other debris may overflow. Strong wind gusts may blow down limbs, trees and power lines, it said, and scattered power outages are expected. Even higher gusts are possible along the shoreline and especially areas of southern Middlesex and New London counties. Winds could gust as high as 60 miles per hour.
A high wind warning issued by the NWS is in effect from midnight Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday.
Rain will continue to pour throughout the day and into Monday morning, according to AccuWeather. Some locations will easily pick up over an inch of rain before the heaviest rain moves in this evening.
CMP also reminds drivers to use caution when approaching utility crews. Rainfall totals area-wide are still expected to be anywhere from 1.5 inches to as high as 3 inches and it's not out of the question isolated locations see 3 to 5 inches.
More than 21 million people in parts of New York, New Jersey, and nearby states are under the watch.
It's yet another rain and wind storm here in CT! Be careful driving Monday morning! Highs in the lower to middle 60s.
It's during the height of the storm when the most wind damage could occur.
The good news for trick-or-treaters is Halloween is looking dry and seasonably cool with the temperature in the upper 40s to near 50 as the kids head out Tuesday evening.