[UPDATED, THURSDAY A.M.] After Heavy Rain, Strong Winds will Blow

UPDATE, Thursday, Oct. 17, 3:20 A.M.–Last night’s storm brought down trees and wires, closing roads across Wilton and leaving over 450 customers without power. Now, the National Weather Service is cautioning that we may not be out of the woods yet, as they upped their advisory to a “High Wind Warning,” in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

Winds may reach 20-30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. They forecast winds strong enough to bring down more trees and power lines, potentially causing more outages.

ORIGINAL STORY, Wednesday, Oct. 16–The National Weather Service is advising residents of a developing coastal storm that will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Northeast late Wednesday into Thursday. The NWS has issued a wind advisory in effect now through 6 p.m. on Thursday, forecasting 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph this evening, that may blow down limbs, trees and power lines, with scattered power outages possible.

Upwards of 2-3-plus inches of rain could fall with this storm, and localized flash flooding is possible. The heaviest rain is predicted to fall between 6-11 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The weather is the result of a surface low developing off the Delaware/Maryland/Virginia coast Wednesday afternoon, being forecast to rapidly deepen as it lifts up the coast into New England by Thursday morning. This system, in combination with an advancing cold front just to the west, will bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to Wilton Wednesday into Thursday.