Storm To Drop 1-4 Inches of Rain On NY, PA

09.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

We are two days from the official start of fall, and New York and Pennsylvania are poised to usher it in like a lion. Both states have High Wind Advisories in place. This is a weather system that spans 10 states, from the outer ridges of Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, and the Empire and Keystone states sit right in the danger zone today, with central New York and eastern Pennsylvania facing the most risk: 50 or 60 mile an hour wind gusts and up to 4 inches of rain. For the Fingerlakes, Twin Tiers, and western and central Pennsylvania, 1 to 3 inches of rain is on tap, and 45 to 50 mile an hour gusts. The strongest storms will be between mid-afternoon. The National Weather Service tells us to expect flash floods, downed tree branches, and potential power outages.