The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The forecast also calls for heavy rain and possible thunderstorms.
The hazards of strong and damaging winds are possible.
Winds are forecast from the south with winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts 45 to 55 mph possible. The strongest winds will be over elevated terrain and near the coastlines.
It is forecast that the strongest winds will be from 4 p.m. to midnight near the Connecticut Valley.
Residents are warned to be on the lookout for downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees. This may result in scattered power outages and downed power lines. To prepare, take precautions now to secure any loose items outdoors such as lawn furniture.