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Weather Turns Unsettled; Two Coastal Storms Expected Through Tuesday

The rain will be heaviest in southern New England

After extreme cold for the last several days, temperatures have been moderating. As we warm up, our weather will turn unsettled.

We are expecting two coastal storms through Tuesday.

Clouds will continue to thicken overnight. Rain develops late Saturday night. The rain will be heaviest in southern New England. At this point, most areas look to receive 0.50” to 1” of rain. Southern New England may see 1” to 2”.

It’s been a wet fall and now the ground is frozen. When the ground is frozen, it doesn’t do an effective job of absorbing the water. Rivers are running high and we’re expecting minor flooding on some of them.

Wind with this round won’t be epic but gusts to 40 or even 50 mph. This is concerning, not for wind damage, but it will create a storm surge, which coupled with astronomically high tide may cause minor coastal flooding.

Conditions will dry out Sunday afternoon. Sunday night and Monday morning will be quiet.

By Monday afternoon, the second coastal storm will start. The track of this storm will be a little closer to the coast, which will mean heavier rain, stronger winds and the possibility of additional coastal flooding.

The worst weather with this next coastal storm will move in Monday evening and linger through Tuesday morning. Another 1-2” of rain is possible (those high totals will be a bit more widespread) and gusts will exceed 50 MPH.

After this storm moves out, our weather will be quiet over the next few days. Temperatures will be seasonably chilly and the sun will be shining.

More wet weather could move in by the weekend. Stay tuned!

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