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: