Temperatures will be climbing on Tuesday, but watch out for the winds — and then rain. The National Weather Service has put a High Wind Watch in place for late Tuesday into Wednesday afternoon.
Strong southerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are possible with downed trees and limbs as well as power outages possible, the weather service said.
The heavy winds were expected as a storm system tracks up the East Coast on Tuesday, with the potential to bring 2 to 4 inches of rainfall to the region.
Urban and small stream flooding are possible, and the weather service warned a Flood Watch may be declared if the storm increases in strength.
The forecast calls for increasing clouds Monday night, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday: A chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high around 40. West wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 50 by 4 a.m. East wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday: Rain before noon, then showers after noon. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 60. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday Night: A chance of rain before midnight, then a slight chance of rain and snow between midnight and 3 a.m., then a slight chance of snow after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy.