Strong and gusty winds—up to 50 mph—are the biggest hazard expected from a day of rain and thunderstorms.
"Highest threat potential is from this afternoon through this evening. This potential will be enhanced in areas of heavy showers or thunderstorms," the National Weather Service (NWS) states in today's weather alert for the lower Hudson valley.
The possible impact: downed power lines, downed trees and power outages, the NWS says.
Winds this strong can also make driving difficult, particularly for vehicles with high profiles (such as SUVs and trucks), the NWS warns.
In Brewster in particular, the NWS forecast calls for heavy rain, totaling up to between a quarter and half of an inch, before the storm front moves out Wednesday night. Conditions could include southeast wind at 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph.