Nor’Easter to Bring Damaging Winds to Greenwich Sunday Night

The Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Police urge all Greenwich residents to take precautions for the inclement weather associated with the Nor’easter forecast to arrive later Sunday, Oct. 29.

The Connecticut Dept of Emergency Management and Homeland Security advises that heavy rains and strong winds – with gusts of 50 to 60 mph – are expected Sunday evening and continue into the early morning hours of Monday.

With the high winds and rainfall expected to be an inch an hour, localized flooding is expected in low-lying areas as well as flood-prone areas along the shoreline. High tide in Greenwich is at 7:13pm on Sunday.

Residents are asked to check catch basins to make sure they are not clogged with leaves.

Residents should secure lightweight objects such as lawn furniture and garbage cans. Boat owners are urged to make sure their vessels are secured for storm conditions if they are unable to remove the vessels from the water.

High Wind Warnings will go into effect at 6:00pm for the entire state.

The winds may down tree branches and power lines. Eversource advises that in the event of downed wires, to remain at least 10 feet away, to assumed the wire is live and to call 9-1-1. Maintain the minimum 10-foot distance until Eversource crews arrive to make the area safe. Should you experience a power outage, please call Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.

Below, please find the complete weather advisory and forecast from DEMHS.

For more information, please contact Greenwich Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha at 203-622-2222 or emoc@greenwichct.org.

At 1:30pm light to moderate rain was falling across most of the state. Winds are from the southeast at 15 – 20 MPH, gusting to 25 MPH at times. Eversource and UI are reporting a total of 432 customers without power at this time.

At 11:00am Tropical Storm Philippe was located at 27.8 N 77.5 W or approximately 180 miles east of Vero Beach, Florida. T.S. Philippe had maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH and was moving to the east northeast at 31 MPH. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that T.S. Philippe will become post-tropical in the next few hours as much of the storm is absorbed into the developing northeaster along the east coast.

A low pressure system currently located well north of T.S. Philippe near the coast of North Carolina is forecast to rapidly intensify during the next 6 hours. This storm is forecast to move north up the coast and reach our area this evening. The following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS, NAM and HRRR computer models:

Sunday Afternoon: Light to moderate rain is expected for the next 4 – 5 hours. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to move into the state from the south between 6:00 – 7:00pm. Winds are forecast to gust to 40 MPH by 6:00 PM.

Sunday Evening and Overnight: Rain heavy at times with strong southeast winds gusting to 50 – 60 MPH at the coast and 45 – 55 MPH inland. The strongest winds and heaviest rainfall are expected between 7:00pm and 1:00am. Rainfall rates close to 1″ per hour are possible at times especially in Western Connecticut. The strong winds may cause a moderate number of power outages and the heavy rainfall is expected to cause minor to moderate urban flooding and minor river and stream flooding.

Total rainfall is forecast to range from 2″ – 3″ in eastern CT up to 3″ – 5″ in western Connecticut. The rain and wind are expected to taper off to showers and lighter winds after 1:00am.

Monday: Showers during the morning with clearing during the afternoon. Strong winds shifting to the west and continuing with gusts between 35 – 45 MPH during the day. The strong winds will likely cause additional power outages. The overall impact of this event is still expected to be moderate.

The Dept of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this storm and will send out the next update at 7:00 pm Sunday evening.