NYC braces as winds reaching 60 mph will pummel city through evening

New Yorkers better batten down the hatches Monday following a very wet weekend, as powerful winds with gusts up to 60 mph will likely pummel city dwellers well into the evening.

Sustained winds ranging from 50 to 55 miles an hour will persist until at least 11 p.m., with gusts up to 60 mph in coastal areas including Long Island and New Jersey, Fox Forecast Center Meteorologist Dax Clark told The Post Monday.

“That’s probably where the heaviest winds will be, along the water. There’s nothing to stop it,” Clark said. “And then that’s gonna continue through 11 o’clock tonight before it subsides as we go throughout the evening and then tomorrow should be much better than today.”

Temperatures will remain in the 40s throughout the day, though wind chill may make things feel much colder.

Wind gusts may reach up to 60 mph Monday. Stephen Yang
Wind gusts may reach up to 60 mph Monday. Stephen Yang

“I mean, it’s going to be cold. Bundle up and hold onto your hats,” Clark said.

Cormac Milne, 33, of Hoboken, said the wind caused his day to start with a jolt – forcing him to run out first thing so that his garbage cans wouldn’t blow away.

“That set the precedent for the rest of the day, I’d say, just dealing with a ton of wind,” Milne said. “Luckily it’s not that cold, but it is strong. You find yourself leaning into it, having to fight it to move forward. You’ve got to keep your coat buttoned tight or you risk turning yourself into a sailboat.”

Areas along the water may experience the most powerful gusts. FOX Weather
Areas along the water may experience the most powerful gusts. FOX Weather

Meanwhile, some tourists said the blustery conditions have caused them to change their itinerary.

“They say to stay away from the Hudson River because it’s the windiest over there, but I said I can handle it – but barely,” said Carl Jepersen, 44, who is visiting the city from Olso with his family.

“We were planning to go to the top of the One World Trade Center, but they tell me it leans back and forth in the wind and I might get seasick,” he said.

Temperatures will be in the 40s, though wind chill will likely make it feel colder. Stephen Yang
Temperatures will be in the 40s, though wind chill will likely make it feel colder. Stephen Yang

The fierce wind, however, won’t stop Jepersen and his family from enjoying their holiday.

“Otherwise, it’s a beautiful day, so we really can’t complain. The sky is clear and blue and the pictures are all coming out nice because you can’t see the wind in the pictures,” he said.

In the outer boroughs and suburbs, loose patio furniture will likely be blown around while downed tree branches could lead to some isolated power outages, Clark said.

High-profile vehicles could also be blown around, especially while traveling over bridges.

Weather advisories have been put in place across the city, and bridge traffic has been closed to empty tractor-trailers and trucks to limit the possibility of knockdowns

The blustery weather follows a wet weekend, which saw drizzle and sparse flurries throughout Saturday into Sunday.

Coastal flood advisories were in effect through noon Sunday in waterfront neighborhoods around the city.