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The East Coast storm has high winds and flooding rain.

Top StoriesThe East Coast storm has high winds and flooding rain.

A powerful storm system that slammed Florida with tropical-storm-like conditions on Saturday and caused flash Flood emergencies along the South Carolina coast on Sunday will continue to slide up the East Coast on Monday, packing threats of flooding, high winds and severe weather that could disrupt pre- Christmas. The storm will bring heavy rain, wind and coastal flooding to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. The warning for a confirmed tornado is indicated in purple, while the warning for a tornado is indicated in red. The power is going to go out in the Northeast.

Strong, gusty winds knocked down tree limbs and power lines, leaving more than 400,000 customers without power in New York and New Jersey. Massachusetts has reported over 100,000 power outages and Connecticut has reported over 86,000. Tens of thousands of people are without power in the Northeast and New England as the storm continues to pound the region with rain and high winds. Power crews can't begin to restore power until the conditions improve. The rain could change over to snow in the interior of the Northeast and Great Lakes. There is little hope for white Christmas this week.

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for more than 42 million people in the eastern United States.

There is a chance of 2 to 4 inches of rain across the Northeast and New England. There will be many flash flood warnings issued across the region due to the heavy rain. The National Weather Service office in Philadelphia/Mount Holly said that several areas were reporting 2 to 5 inches of rain already falling and more expected throughout the day. Schools were closed in New Jersey on Monday due to the flooding. The next image is 1 of 5.

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There will be wind gusts up to 60 mph in parts of New England and Long Island on Monday. There is a wind advisory in effect for New York City and other parts of the Northeast and New England coast where gusts between 45 and 55 mph are predicted. Unsecured holiday decorations will be blown around in the winds, so be sure to secure them or bring them indoors.

The highest wind gust so far was reported in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, located on Long Beach Island. The La Guardia Airport in New York City saw a wind gust of 54 mph. A few damaging wind gusts are possible from the eastern shore of New Jersey into southern New England.

There is a possibility for coastal flooding, high surf and beach erosion along parts of the eastern seaboard through Monday. Moderate coastal flooding is possible at high tide from the Delaware bays to southern New England. The National Weather Service in Boston said that significant coastal flooding is expected during the afternoon high tide. The last time the water levels were that high was in 1991, when Hurricane Bob hit. The National Weather Service office in Charleston said the tide in the Charleston Harbor peaked at just before noon. The highest tide on record is not associated with a tropical storm, but it is the second highest in history after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricanes Hugo and IRMA are the only storms that affect Charleston's coastal flooding on Sunday.

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