By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Utility companies are warning the powerful storm moving into our area could cause power outages.

Rain will get heavier and the wind will start to pack a punch through the evening Thursday and overnight.

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Be careful if you’re driving around. Trees — and even holiday decorations — could get blown around.

Con Ed and PSEG Long Island say crews are on standby.

PSEG New Jersey says workers will be on call through the night and into Friday, but the company warns some outages could last into the weekend due to a staff shortage because of the holiday.

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The heavy rainfall will lead to areas of flooding, especially well north and west, where much more snow fell last week.

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Christmas morning will start off stormy with heavy rain and strong wind, but the weather will ease up into the afternoon.

Click on the links below for information from utilities in your area.

New York:

New Jersey:


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