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High Winds, Heavy Rainfall in Store for Port Jefferson

Powerful gusts of wind and up to an inch of rain expected.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 100 percent chance of rain in Port Jefferson on Wednesday night, with winds gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, posing a hazard to pedestrians and motorists and potentially causing property damage.

The NWS has issued a high wind warning, taking effect Wednesday at 6 p.m. and lasting overnight. Showers are expected by 5 p.m., with a thunderstorm beginning after midnight.

The warning states that south winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts reaching up to 60 miles per hour, could bring down large tree limbs, whole trees and power lines, as well as unsecured items outdoors.

Rainfall accumulation is expected to be between three-quarters of an inch and one inch.

The temperature is expected to remain above the freezing point, sparing drivers from black ice, but heavy rain will still prove hazardous and motorists should exercise extra caution.

f January 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM
No way that photo is from today, looks like much more than 3/4 of an inch of rain to me! What gives?
Earl January 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM
That is an old pic. I was in PJV the day this was taken. Was late summer.
Mels Ditties January 31, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Nasty windy storm it was last night....BUT, a rainbow this am!...See pix
Lon Cohen January 31, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Nice pic Mels!
Mels Ditties February 01, 2013 at 05:47 AM
The true credit goes to my honey, who shot it...I just wanted to share... Thx for the article....

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