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Christmas Eve storm to bring high winds, rain to NYC area

Christmas Eve storm to bring high winds, rain to NYC area
Winds of up to 65 mph are expected from about 6 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

As Santa approaches, high winds and rain are expected to lash the New York City area from Christmas Eve into Christmas morning.(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) “The rapidly melting snow, which contains approximately 1 to 3 inches of water, will combine with an anticipated 1 to 3 inches of rain and locally higher amounts from the storm from Christmas Eve to early Christmas Day,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson added.The New York City Department of Buildings, meanwhile, issued an alert, warning builders and crane operators to secure their equipment and job sites.Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

“Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines,” the weather service said.” the weather service said.

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