Today is the proverbial "calm before the storm."
Clouds will increase throughout the day as conditions begin to deteriorate after the evening commute. Thankfully, the worst weather will hold off until after dinnertime.
Overnight winds will increase, especially along the coast. Winds of at least 60 mph are likely along the coast with at least 45 mph gusts inland. Torrential rain will also move in. More than 2 inches of rain is likely, except for the Cape and Islands, where it’s looking like we will see an inch of rain.
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It’s possible that we could see some thunderstorms develop in southeast Massachusetts – two storms could rotate, so we will need to watch this closely.
Rain will taper to showers Thursday morning and that may continue into the evening. As the colder air wraps in behind the storm, some wet snow is possible in the highest elevations of Vermont and New Hampshire.
As it passes to the northeast, winds will shift to the northwest during the day and will increase once again. All locations could see gusts between 40 to 50 mph. Isolated to scattered power outages are possible.
There are some similarities to the 2017 Halloween storm, which caused extensive outages, so be prepared to be without power.
Once the storm moves away, beautiful weather returns Friday and lasts through the weekend, perhaps all the way into Monday. Temperatures will warm from the 50s back into the 60s.
Next week could be active once again. Another coastal storm is possible next Tuesday and Wednesday, but it’s too early to get into the details.