A potent storm responsible for southern and central U.S. severe weather will swing through the Northeast Wednesday into Thursday. Impacts for New England will focus upon heavy rain and wind - the wind cranking up from the southeast very early Wednesday morning and lasting into Wednesday evening, and the rain falling heaviest Wednesday afternoon, evening and night. Rainfall totals will be on the order of one to two inches for most, with lesser amounts far east, and greater amounts far west and along the southeast slopes of the mountains. Winds will gust strongest along the Western slopes of the Green Mountains in Vermont, where some gusts may exceed 60 mph, but also will whip over 45 mph along the immediate coasts of Southern New England. Finally, if a line of thunderstorms and/or strong downpours whips east out of New York State Wednesday evening, some embedded strong or damaging gusts may occur.
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