Power Outages in the Northeast from Strong Wind and Heavy Rain
A strong low pressure center moving through the Northeast is producing strong winds and heavy rain, creating power outages. As of earlier this morning, more than 500,000 were without power in the Northeast. The wind has gusted to near 70 mph in some areas.
Heavy rainfall has been occurring as well, with record amounts set in Newark and Wilmington on Sunday. Totals above 3″ have been observed.
Flash Flood Watches continues in portions of Maine, New Hampshire and New York. Another 1″ to 3″ is possible by tonight, which could produce areas of flooding.
High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories continue for nearly a dozen states in the Northeast. Gusts may approach 65 mph into this afternoon. Lake Effect Snow is possible downstream from Lake Erie, where 3″ to 5″ may accumulation in elevations above 1,500 feet, mostly in the Southtowns.
Lots of rain and wind coming up, but where's the snow? Higher elevations tonight-Tue. Expect 3-5" above ~1500', mostly above the Southtowns. pic.twitter.com/RtwKpkuVWd
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) October 30, 2017
The storm system producing the wind, rain, and snow will start to diminish and move out of the region tonight and Tuesday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels