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Major Nor'easter Moves in This Weekend

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    Friday night: Mostly cloudy with lows into the 40s. Saturday: Dry start, mostly cloudy with PM rain. Highs in the 50s. Mother's Day): Rain, heavy at times, with gusty winds. Highs near 50.

    (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    This hasn't been the sweetest weather pattern we've been in during the month of May, but it also hasn't been the worst (think back to that rainy nightmare in 2006... which also had a Mother's Day nor'easter).

    We'll count the dry hours tomorrow before the shield of rain moves in by mid to late afternoon. Some sun is even possible early before the clouds take over.

    Then our attention turns to the storm on Sunday. Heavy rain will come in fast and furious during the wee hours of the morning, then exit by mid-morning. The remainder of the day will be spent in lighter rain and gusty winds...which probably is the biggest issue with this storm. Along the coast, gusts could top 40mph at times throughout the duration of Sunday. The whipping winds are in response to the storm deepening at a breakneck pace Sunday afternoon. Highest gusts could hit 50mph on the Outer Cape and Nantucket.

    Enough cool air is in place across Northern New England to raise the specter of snowflakes mixing in at the highest elevations of NH and Maine. While I'm not worried about that in Southern New England, it is noteworthy...or should I say cringeworthy.

    With the storm spiraling away on Monday, there will be a lot of wind and a passing shower. Tuesday starts the new weather pattern, which will probably be getting more headlines than the storm. Highs soar to near 70 and keep climbing into the 80s by the middle of the week!

    Makes giving up a weekend to a raging nor'easter worth it.

    OK, almost.