Christmas storm to deliver heavy rain, strong wind, probably knock out power


If anyone needed another reminder that it’s still 2020, a Christmas storm will deliver heavy rain, maybe some thunderstorms, powerful winds and probably knock out power.

“Widespread power outages are expected,” the National Weather Service says.

The storm will bring 2 to 3 inches of rain to the region.

National Grid has canceled employee vacations and is warning that outages could last for several days.

Oh, yeah, it might cause flooding too.

The Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for wind gusts up to 65 mph and a flood watch because the storm should drop 2 to 3 inches of rain, enough to cause “significant flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as small streams and rivers.”

A powerful Christmas storm will deliver strong winds, heavy rain and probably widespread power outages to Southern New England.

“A strong weather system will move up the Appalachians will bring damaging winds, heavy rain, minor flooding, and well above normal temperatures Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day,” the Weather Service says in its forecast discussion.

“The strongest impact of wind/rain will take place from late tonight into Christmas,” the Weather Service says.

The storm could set records for Christmas Day warmth and rainfall.

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