Preparing for Tuesday night’s strong winds, heavy rain

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– If you live along the shoreline, you’re going to want to prepare for the strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday night.

We have already seen wind gusts to near 20 mph but the wind will continue to pick up. Coastal flooding isn’t really an issue with this since the worst winds will be calming down as high tide comes in.

Since we don’t have much of an easterly wind, we will not see water get thrown into Long Island Sound so that’s a good thing. But we will likely see enough wind to see scattered power outages so make sure you set a back up alarm Tuesday night!

If you have Halloween decorations outside, you might want to either secure them, or bring them in. Things like Styrofoam or lightweight plastic decorations should be brought inside. If you have ghosts or ghouls tied to a tiny branch on a tree, there’s a good chance you’ll see them floating through the air come Tuesday night.

Related: Will your decorations blow away Tuesday night? 

Inflatables should also be shut down, and any larger items should be secured to the ground with ropes and spikes.

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