Heavy Rains, Strong Wind Gusts Through Early Afternoon

Minor coastal flooding expected due to astronomical high tide

What to Know

  • Rain will continue through mid to late morning.
  • Expect wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph today that could result in some coastal flooding.
  • A second storm will move in Monday evening and linger through Tuesday morning.

Rain will continue through mid to late morning. Most areas will end up with a half inches to an inch of rain. Southern New England may see one- to two-inches. It’s been a wet fall and now the ground is frozen. When the ground is frozen, it doesn’t do an effective job 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 expect 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 this afternoon. Overnight 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 one- to two-inches 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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