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Forecast Warns of Strong Winds

It looks like Brewster will see more gray skies and rain, too.

The National Weather Service is predicting fog, rain and high winds in Putnam and Northern Westchester Wednesday and Thursday.

The agency issued a high wind warning, which is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday for Putnam and many surrounding areas.

"Strong winds in combination with heavy rain could bring down whole trees, large tree limbs, power lines and unsecured outdoor objects," the wind warning states. "This could pose a hazard to anyone out driving or walking Wednesday night, and to houses and other structures near larger trees. Driving will also be difficult, especially in high profile vehicles and on elevated roadways and bridges."

The forecast for Brewster calls for showers Wednesday afternoon, along with south wind around 11 mph. Gusts may reach 33 mph. More rain and thunderstorms will continue through the night, along with "patchy fog" and one to two inches of rain.

Temperatures should drop to about 45 degrees at night. A south wind between 14 and 24 mph will bring gusts that near 55 mph.

flash flood watch will be active in neighboring Westchester County through late Wednesday night.

"A strong cold front will be accompanied by a band of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms tonight," the flash flood watch, which warns of rainfall in the amount of one to three inches, states. 

"These rainfall amount could cause flashy urban and poor drainage flooding, and flooding of fast responding small streams," the advisory reads. It stresses that flash flooding is "very dangerous." "Main stem rivers should remain within their banks."

Expect showers Thursday morning, with an increasing chance of sun in the afternoon. Winds may remain strong, and temperatures will likely stay in the 30s.

Beth Blanck January 31, 2013 at 01:12 PM
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