The timing for the high winds is first thing Friday morning around New York City and Long Island. High winds will then progress northeastward over New England during the midday.
Winds from the south and southeast can gust between 50 and 60 mph.
Winds this strong can knock down tree limbs, weakened trees and power lines, as well as send unsecured items airborne. The strong winds can catch some motorists and pedestrians off guard.
It is possible the winds could disturb some repair work being done in the wake of Sandy.
Winds will bring a slight rise in ocean water levels. However, the winds are not expected to blow onshore long enough to cause serious coastal flooding issues.
A second and longer-lasting blast of wind will follow later Friday into Saturday as colder air sweeps in from the west and northwest.
The winds are likely to result in flight delays in the region from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston into the weekend. High winds will also linger over the Midwest through Friday.
The cold flow will set up heavy lake-effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes, all the way to the west-facing slopes of the West Virginia and North Carolina mountains.
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Cyclonic Storm Kyant will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on parts of eastern India later this week as Diwali festivities take place.
A storm will slide in from the Midwest to bring another dose of cold rain and heavy, wet snow to parts of the northeastern United States from Wednesday night into Friday.
As many as three storms will roll in from the Pacific Ocean and bring rounds of soaking rain and high-country snow to California from late this week to early next week.
The severe drought in the northeastern U.S. has left most of the region reeling for months as farmers have been forced to work with arid land.
Dry weather is expected across much of Germany this weekend and will make for ideal conditions for viewing of autumn foliage or attending outdoor events.
Approximately one in 10 Americans may suffer from some degree of severe weather fear, including phobias related to extreme weather events, lightning and even clouds.
Mew England (1962)
General 4-8 inch snowstorm across interior New England. Sixteen inches of snow fell across northern Maine.
Raleigh, NC (1981)
4.30 inches of rain 23rd-27th).
Ketchikan, AK (1990)
Winds gusted to 90 mph.