Heavy rain and high winds bring Storm Nicole to New York and Tri-State area; Con Edison Warns of Power Outages

“A frontal system, together with the remaining moisture of #Nicole, It will bring moderate to heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms, strong winds, and severe marine conditions Friday through Saturday morning.”, forecast yesterday the National Weather Service (NWS NY) on their Twitter account.

Con Edison warned its consumers about possible power cuts. Gusts up to 50 mph are expected, especially on Long Island and southeastern Connecticut, and between 35-45 mph on the NYC shores.

Storm Nicole already caused damage yesterday and at least two electrocuted deaths and other victims in Florida. It is the first US hurricane in November in almost 40 years.stressed CNN.

He is scheduled to arrive in the tri-state area at noon today. “The air mass in the area will be warm and humid and thunderstorms could develop throughout the region. It is also possible that they may contain damaging winds and possibly a tornado” and generate flooding, alerted Fox News.

“Our crews are preparing to respond to any service issues when the remnants of Hurricane Nicole hit the area on Friday. Con Edison has ensured additional equipment to respond to power outages. For your safety, we may be protecting downed power lines until repairs are made by crews. Our staff can be in cars without identification, but they will always have identification,” the company reported yesterday in an email sent to its customers.

also recommended keep a flashlight and fresh batteries within reach, and make sure cell phones and other devices are fully charged.

For tomorrow Saturday there is a 70% chance of rain and temperatures of 70F (21C) in the day and 45F (7C) at night, with less thermal sensation. Sunday and Monday are sunny, but cold.

Weather updates can be found here and on the website of the National Weather Service (NWS-NY). More details here about the forecast in counties of New York and Jersey.

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