Heavy rain, high winds expected in Kent, Sussex

DOVER – Impending rain showers dampened some festivities around the state today, as the Milford Community Parade was canceled tonight as was the Capital City Farmer’s Market in Dover this afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for rain, with some thunderstorms also possible, after 3 today. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

The rain is expected to continue tonight with a slight chance of showers between 9 and 11 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. It is also expected to be breezy, with a west wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. The chance of precipitation tonight is 80 percent.

There is a wind advisory in effect from 10 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Thursday in Kent and Sussex counties.

The strong wind gusts may take down some tree limbs, which could result in localized power outages. Unsecured objects, such as trash cans and lawn furniture, may be blown around by the strong winds.

The NWS said to use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects, such as trash cans and lawn furniture.

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