Many residents are still without power and still reeling from last Monday's hurricane, but unfortunately, some nasty weather is on the way for Westchester County.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night and a coastal flood watch for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
In New Rochelle, residents should prepare for a chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m. Wednesday, with a high near 43 degrees, according to the NWS. Wind gusts could reach 43 mph but there will be "little to no snow accumulation," the NWS states.
The NWS's Hazardous Weather Outlook states that "winds of this magnitude will be capable of producing downed trees and power lines as well as property damage."
Wednesday night, temps will drop to around 33 degrees in New Rochelle, with a chance of rain before 1 a.m., then snow and rain, according to the NWS. Wind gusts could reach 45 mph. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.
On Thursday, snow and rain are likely before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain. Otherwise it will be cloudy with a high near 46, according to the NWS. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
For residents without power, plan ahead to get to a warm, safe location to sleep and warm up Wednesday and Thursday. There is an emergency shelter set up, offering folks a place to sleep and warm up. Head to the Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerard Lane, in New Rochelle. There are cots for sleeping. Contact the American Red Cross for more information at 914-682-2299.
Additional shelters are open in White Plains and Tarrytown.
For a list of all open shelters, a list of pet shelters and places to get food and services, call the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1.