The Tri-State is bracing for a one two punch from Mother Nature, as an October Nor'easter moves up the coast just in time to end the work week.
After a beautiful sunny fall day on Wednesday, the umbrellas were be a much needed accessory on Thursday. And more rain is expected to overcome the area Thursday evening and it could be heavy at times for the evening commute and into the overnight hours.
On Friday, get ready for the wind, forecasts predict. Heavy gusts -- up to 50 miles per hour -- will be an issue all day.
Localized flooding will also be a concern into the Friday morning commute, before the heaviest downpours taper off to lighter showers. One to three inches of rain are possible by Friday morning with locally higher amounts.
And with winds peaking at over 40 miles per hour at times, added to the combination of moist soil and leaves still on the trees, there will be a danger of falling limbs, trees, and power lines.
The winds will slowly diminish Saturday afternoon as the Nor'easter pulls away.