Alerts for heavy rains, high winds issued for Cayuga County

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The region, particularly northwestern CT, may experience moderate to heavy rain of about 2 to 4 inches on Sunday as a "rapidly-intensifying cyclone" tracks from just off the Carolina coast to near New York City, the service says. During this same time frame the wind will start to pick up and will be gusty, southwest 20-30mph with isolated power outages possible.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for all of CT and is valid through Monday morning. Additionally, flooding along rivers, including the Black River, Moose River and Salmon River, is also possible. "The threat of flash flooding is highest in western Massachusetts, but also exists in eastern MA". Winds inland are expected to be 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts potentially reaching 40 miles per hour or higher. Recent rains have saturated the ground and southeast wind gusts of 70mph could easily take fully-leafed trees down. Download the AccuWeather app for continuing updates on the storm, and tune in Eyewitness News throughout the day for updates from meteorologists Lee Goldberg, Bill Evans, Amy Freeze and Jeff Smith.

Around noon, heavy rain bands south of the city were dumping 1.16 inches of precipitation per hour just off the Jersey Shore.

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Temperatures will be in the 40s Sunday and Sunday night and near 50 on Monday.

When: Sunday through Monday morning. Early morning highs in the 60s, then falling in the afternoon. This will allow for cooler air to usher in, likely high peaks will see a snow shower or two.

More than 21 million people in parts of New York, New Jersey, and nearby states are under the watch. It will still be windy as the winds shift behind the system out of the northwest.