Punch the panic mode button people because we've got a rainy and windy nor'easter at our doorstep.

The National Weather Service is telling us to hunker down from Sunday evening through Monday evening. The worst part of this winter storm will impact southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York. For southern Fairfield and New Haven counties, a high wind warning will go into effect this evening, Sunday, January 22 through Monday evening, January 23.

What does this nor'easter mean for the Danbury area? Winds will pick up tonight sometimes gusting to 30mph with rain. As the storm intensifies overnight from Sunday into Monday, we'll see a rain and sleet mix. Bottom line, the NWS predicts that downed trees and power lines are likely. Danbury could receive up to 1.6 inches of rain while southwest Connecticut may get up to 2 inches of rain and there's a high wind watch throughout southern Connecticut.

Nor'Easter Bears Down On East Coast
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You know the drill, make sure you have fresh bottled water, candles, flashlights and batteries. DO NOT wheel your gas grill into the house for cooking purposes. DO NOT buy up all the milk and bread. DO NOT leave your luggage unattended and most importantly, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

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