Powerful rain and wind storm expected to impact Connecticut on Monday

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high wind warning and heavy rain for Greenwich on Monday, with a high of 64°.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The forecast is for a south wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 31 to 36 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 100%.

New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

The high wind warning begins 6:00am on Monday, until 6:00pm.

IMPACTS:  Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Even sturdy and well secured tent structures could be damaged. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

In a release on Sunday, Eversource said the energy company is closely monitoring the powerful rain and wind storm, and that while adhering to strict social distancing, hygiene and enhanced sanitation measures, the energy company’s line and tree crews are ready to respond to any damage or outages caused by this storm.

“With many customers working remotely and students relying on technology for distance learning during this unprecedented time, we recognize how important it is to have reliable power,” said Eversource VP Mike Hayhurst.

“Working under the challenging conditions related to the pandemic, our crews are positioned around the state and ready to respond to any damage or outages caused by Monday’s storm. Our team will work around-the-clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible – yet some restorations may take longer as we work to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”
Eversource reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Be sure to report any outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happ