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Flood Watch In Effect For White Plains On Year's Busiest Travel Day

Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches, with local amount of up to 4 inches, is expected from midnight Tuesday to Wednesday afternoon.
Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches, with local amount of up to 4 inches, is expected from midnight Tuesday to Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Westchester County from midnight Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, just as many  Thanksgiving travelers start to hit the road and airports on the busiest travel day of the year.

Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches, with local amounts of up to 4 inches, is expected during that time. The brunt of the storm is expected to be from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The rain that has started to fall this afternoon will become heavy at times tonight with temperatures rising to between 52-55 degrees by dawn. Winds could gust to as high as between 40-45 miles per hour, possibly resulting in some downed trees and power lines.

Heavy rain, and possibly a thunderstorm, will continue through Wednesday morning with patchy fog between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and highs between 55-58 degrees.

Rain will gave way to showers Wednesday night and could mix with snow after 11 p.m. before ending. Thanksgiving Day will be much colder with sunny skies and a higher of between 32-35 degrees and winds between 16 and 22 miles per hour.

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