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Concerns raised over heavy winds, downpours expected for Wednesday

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Tuesday was declared an Early Warning Weather Day in preparation for heavy rains on Wednesday. (WFSB Graphic) Tuesday was declared an Early Warning Weather Day in preparation for heavy rains on Wednesday. (WFSB Graphic)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

In preparation for heavy rains and strong winds on Wednesday, Eyewitness News has declared Tuesday an Early Warning Weather Day.

Eyewitness News declared Tuesday an Early Warning Weather Day to help get Connecticut residents get ready for the impending storm.

A Coastal Flood Advisory for Fairfield and New Haven counties from 11 a.m. on Wednesday until 2 p.m.

Tuesday featured dry conditions with nice sunshine, however some clouds started rolling in during the afternoon.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said there will be high clouds on Tuesday night, with temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees, depending on the location.

"The warmest readings will be near the coast," DePrest said.

The stormy weather moves in on Wednesday, and is expected to move in after the morning commute.

"Rain is expected to overspread Connecticut between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.," DePrest said.

The rain will be heavy at times, especially in the late afternoon and evening "and will present some problems for the evening commute," DePrest said.

Wind gusts are possible up to 40 mph and highs will range from the upper 50s to the lower 60s.

Rain will be heavy at times and there is even a chance for a few thunderstorms.

"Our weather will be stormy at times from Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning," DePrest said.

DePrest said he has a number of concerns for late Wednesday afternoon and night, as gusty winds could knock down some large branches and even some trees, resulting in scattered power outages.

He said his other concern is localized poor drainage flooding.

"The combination of wind and rain will knock a lot of leaves off the trees and this could clog storm drains," DePrest said. "This will make driving tricky, not only tomorrow night, but into Thursday morning as well."

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