Flood, high wind watches in effect ahead of late Sunday coastal storm

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It will still be a little on the brisk side with a westerly wind occasionally gusting around 20mph and high temperatures expected to top out in the low to mid 50s.

We're anticipating numerous power issues Sunday night into Monday with the greatest power threat along coastal areas of the state.

MEMA reported 266,000 households were without power as of 6:00 a.m. Monday, but revised that report to approximately 317,000 at 8:47 a.m. Isolated structural damage is possible. Winds as high as 70 miles per hour have been reported in the higher elevations of New England.

CBS News has learned that there are more than 148,000 people without power in the Northeast as of late Sunday night. Heavy rain and damaging winds are likely. This amount of rain in a short time may cause flooding in poor drainage and urban areas, as well as minor river rises (particularly in central and northern NH.) The rain will taper off to scattered showers midday Monday, then ending in the evening.

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A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Southern Cayuga County is under a flash flood watch from 4 p.m. Sunday to midnight Monday and a wind advisory from 3 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday.

Strong winds expected this afternoon into Monday morning. It will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low around 28 degrees.

You can always join us on the WFMZ Facebook page each morning at 9:30 a.m., as meteorologists Clayton Stiver and Dan Skeldon will hold daily live streams all week and weekend long, allowing you a chance to interact with our weather team and get your questions and concerns addressed live each morning.

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