The National Weather Service has added a tornado watch to the Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Watch in effect for today and tonight.
The tornado watch in is effect for New Haven, Fairfield and Litchfield counties until 11 p.m.
So far today it's been windy and rainy, and that will continue into the night with gusts up to 55 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Watch for Tuesday afternoon and evening as a cold front from a low pressure system making its way across Canada moves into the region and brings with it rain and wind.
According the the NWS:
"An intensifying low pressure system tracking northeast across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley late tonight and Tuesday moves into Southern Canada Tuesday night and Wednesday. A strong cold front associated with the storm will move through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday. There is the potential for a significant amount of rainfall...strong winds...and severe weather from this storm system Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday.
In addition...there could also be an eipsode of coastal flooding. There is still some uncertainty with the timing and intensity of the storm system. Stay tuned to the potential issuance of watches for this system."
The high wind warning goes into effect at noon today.
* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND...AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.
* HAZARDS...HIGH WINDS.
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH POSSIBLE.
* TIMING...HIGHEST THREAT POTENTIAL IS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY AND LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING TO THE EAST. THIS POTENTIAL ALSO EXISTS WITH ANY HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.
* IMPACTS...DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES WITH POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
According to accuweather.com, the area could be in for almost 2" of rain between Tuesday and Wednesday.