Potential for Damaging, High Winds Overnight and Monday

Power outages, travel disruptions, and downed trees are possibilities with Monday's wind gusts

What to Know

  • Strong winds of up to 50-60 MPH are expected in the area Monday.
  • Be prepared for the chance of power outages due to falling tree limbs and damaged power lines.
  • Northern area may see about 6 inches or more of snow. An Arctic cold snap arrives Tuesday.

Slick spots are still possible as temperatures continue to hover near the freezing mark, especially over the higher terrain in Western and Northern Massachusetts.

The wintry mix will changeover to rain over most of the region allowing conditions to improve on the roads this afternoon as temperatures rise into the 40s to near 50 degrees. As this storm pulls away, it will intensify to our north, creating a very tight pressure gradient that will drag very strong winds from the west starting tonight and lasting into Monday.

Expect strong gusts at times to surpass 50 MPH, making it very difficult for mariners and ferries - with seas up to 16 feet high possible. On land, the potential for wind damage is also there with a good chance for downed trees and powerlines. Power outages are likely.

This wind will also bring snow showers to the mountains of Northern and Western New England. Total snow accumulations from this system will range from 3- to 6-inches in the mountains of Vermont to 6- to 9-inches over Northern Maine and areas of the White Mountains.

Behind this storm, colder air gets pushed in from Canada with highs Tuesday in the 20s, while wind chills will be in the single digits and teens.

Wednesday morning will be the coldest since February 1st, with temperatures dropping near 10 degrees in Boston and in the single digits elsewhere. There’s a slight chance for light snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with temperatures staying cold enough on our exclusive 10-day forecast for another round of snow or wintry mix by next weekend.

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