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Halloween Weather Forecast is SPOOKY! Hazardous Weather, Howling Wind Advisory, Freeze Warning

Report by Paula Antolini, October 31, 2019, 6:43PM EDT

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST according to the National Weather Service New York NY 348 PM EDT Thu Oct 31 2019:

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EDT FRIDAY.

FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…For the High Wind Warning, south winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. For the Freeze Watch, sub- freezing temperatures as low as the upper 20s.

* WHERE…In Connecticut, Northern Middlesex, Northern New London, Southern Middlesex and Southern New London Counties. In New York, Northeastern Suffolk and Southeastern Suffolk Counties.

* WHEN…For the High Wind Warning, from 8 PM this evening to 6AM EDT Friday. For the Freeze Watch, from late Friday night through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Scattered to numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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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.

A Freeze Watch means below freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight

A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Low around 51. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Sunny, with a temperature falling to around 51 by 8am. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday

Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 53.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

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