The National Weather Service said the Upper Cape is in for some wet, windy weather over the next few days.

An ocean storm taking shape 150 miles offshore is expected to strengthen Wednesday night, October 9, and reach its peak of intensity on Thursday, October 10, bringing high winds from the northeast.

The weather service predicts sustained wind speeds could reach 40 miles per hour, with stronger gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Heavy rain and some flooding is expected. warns that these high winds could bring down some trees or tree limbs.

“With most of the trees still green and thick with foliage, winds in excess of 40 to 45 mph will be capable of taking down limbs rather easily and gusts closer to 55 or 60 mph will likely result in some downed trees,” the website states. “Consequently, don’t be surprised if we see some scattered power disruptions around the Cape over the next 48 hours.”

These strong northeast winds are expected to continue throughout the day on Thursday and into Thursday night before weakening throughout the day on Friday, October 11.

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