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National Weather Service warns residents to prepare for high winds in St. Lawrence Valley

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The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for St. Lawrence and Franklin counties from 2 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The NWS is predicting strong to potentially damaging winds will move through the area Monday, with the highest guests occurring between 5 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say the storm, associated with the storm moving up on the East Coast, could generate winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts in excess of 60 mph.

There is the potential for downed trees and powerlines and widespread, long-lasting power outages, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm will be accompanied by moderate to heavy rains, with up to three inches expected to fall in higher elevations and total rainfall expected to be in the quarter of an inch to inch range in the St. Laerence Valley.

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