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First Alert: Strong Winds & Heavy Rain for Christmas

NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for strong winds and heavy rain Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.

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The NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for a windswept rainstorm that will arrive Christmas Eve and continue into Christmas Day.

The strong storm system will bring with it heavy rain and potentially damaging winds.

The area of low pressure will cut to the west of Connecticut meaning we will be on the warm side of the storm.

The main concern with this storm is the threat for damaging winds. Some of our computer guidance suggests winds could gust over 50 mph early Christmas morning. This could lead to power issues across the state with the highest concern along the shoreline where gusts could exceed 60 mph.

In addition to the wind heavy rainfall is another concern. It appears over 2 inches of rain could fall in parts of Connecticut.

With mild temperatures and significant rainfall, we'll have to watch the potential for rapid snow melt and potential flooding.

Before the storm the next few days are fairly quiet with a blend of sunshine and clouds and cool temperatures.

You can get the latest forecast anytime here.

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