Weather Service: Strong winds coming, freezing rain possible

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory for Tuesday in southern Connecticut, especially near the coast.

Wind gusts as high as 50 mph are possible, and motorists should be particularly careful when driving on the large bridges in and near New York City, the NWS said.

“Localized power outages from downed tree limbs are possible,” the NWS warned. “Possible damage to holiday decorations.”

The wind advisory is in effect from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Freezing rain up north

The NWS also has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for very early Tuesday in northern Fairfield and New Haven counties due to possible freezing rain.

The mostly likely area to be impacted is north of Interstate 84, depending on temperatures. The temperature is expected to rise through the night so it is above freezing during the day on Tuesday.

As of 9:15 p.m. in Shelton, the temperature is 25 degrees. The NWS has said some snow and freezing rain could mix with rain in Shelton in the middle of the night.

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from midnight-9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Heaving rain, flooding concerns

These NWS advisories follow an earlier Flood Watch issued for Fairfield and New Haven counties, also in effect for most of Tuesday.

The area could receive 2 to 3 inches of rain on Tuesday from the nor’easter moving up the Atlantic coast, and localized higher amounts of rain are possible, according to the NWS.