High Wind Warning
Expect a big change in temperatures as a strong low pressure system passes by us with high winds. A 20-25 degree change in the next 5-6 hours.
Additionally, calls are coming in about power/phone line problems. A scaffolding has become detached at 627 Willow Ave, and the police were also asked to check the infamous W Hotel construction site for loose or fallen debris. Wear a helmet!
Windy Saturday Night
STRONG WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…
STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED AND WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT SUNDAY…
THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS LONG ISLAND… NEW YORK CITY AND COASTAL CONNECTICUT. WINDS WILL BE ESPECIALLY STRONG AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND IN TALL BUILDINGS. WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. THESE WINDS WILL BECOME MORE WESTERLY AFTER A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THIS EVENING… WITH STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE…COMBINED WITH SATURATED SOILS FROM HEAVY RAINFALL…COULD TOPPLE WHOLE TREES. THE WINDS MAY ALSO BRING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES… CAUSING DAMAGE TO PARKED VEHICLES AND POWER OUTAGES. LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS SUCH AS TRASH CANS MAY ALSO BE BLOWN AROUND… AND SHOULD BE SECURED.