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Newtown-Area Placed Under High Wind Warning


High winds knocked over a tree in Bristol Township in 2014. Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

High winds knocked over a tree in Bristol Township in 2014.
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

The National Weather Service placed a High Wind Warning in effect for the Newtown-area from Sunday at midnight until noon.

A “rapid increase in the winds is expected overnight and continuing Sunday, with the strongest winds occurring Sunday morning. The winds are expected to diminish quickly late Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening,” a statement from the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly, New Jersey office said.

Forecasters warned that high winds could cause downed trees and power lines, which could lead to power outages. They raised a warning that high-profile vehicles on north-south roads, bridges and overpasses could face difficult driving conditions due to the high winds.

Residents are asked by the National Weather Service to secure items in their yards that could blow away and cause a hazard.

Throughout Sunday morning, winds are expected to reach as high as 40 MPH with gusts as high at 58 MPH.

The forecast for the upcoming days:

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Windy, with a northwest wind 23 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm.
Monday: Rain likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday Night: A chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

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