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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, northern Fairfield, northern Middlesex, northern New Haven, northern New London, southern Fairfield, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, eastern Bergen, eastern Essex, eastern Passaic, eastern Union, Hudson, western Bergen, western Essex, western Passaic, and western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), New York (manhattan), northeastern Suffolk, northern Nassau, northern Queens, northern Westchester, northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (staten island), Rockland, southeastern Suffolk, southern Nassau, southern Queens, southern Westchester, and southwestern Suffolk. * Through this afternoon * low pressure approaches the area this morning and passes through this afternoon. Rain becomes heavy at times this morning with the potential for heavy downpours into early afternoon. A total of 1.25 to 2.25 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts is possible in any stronger convection. Flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as small streams will therefore be possible. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Pw , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM EST this evening... * winds...south or southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing...mid morning through the afternoon. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph, or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use extra caution. Pw -- Thursday Jan.24 19,04:04 AM

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