Westerly Wind to Create Pockets of Damage, Possible Outages

A strong westerly wind will create some pockets of damage and maybe some outages across New England through the first half of tonight. Peak winds between 40 and 50 mph will subside after the sun sets.

The wind stays strong but just under advisory criteria overnight through Thursday. This wind, combined with low relative humidity has prompted a fire weather watch Thursday.

The strong sun angle helps to dry things out quickly this time of the year and plants don’t have any leaves yet to block the rays. The wind and low relative humidity will increase the risk. Mostly sunny skies are in store for us and slightly cooler highs in the low 50s for tomorrow.

Even cooler temperatures move in Friday with highs in the mid-40s and increasing clouds during the afternoon. A warm front approaches from the southwest and enough cold air is in place across northern New England, that we may see light snow accumulation in higher terrain as well as a wintry mix before changing to rain. We are expecting mostly rain across southern New England.

Once the front moves through, temperatures slowly warm so scattered rain is likely Friday night. This system moves out quickly Saturday morning, allowing for clearing late morning and temperatures soaring into the low 60s.

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Sunday looks a little murky with clouds and an approaching system from the Midwest that could develop into a double barrel low. This would bring an active weather pattern in Sunday through Wednesday. We're expecting scattered rain and temperatures around 60 Monday and Tuesday, depending on the track of the lows.

A couple of things we’re watching, the progression of these lows, and if we dry off briefly whether a sea breeze could give us highs in the 50s in Boston versus 70s inland. Stay tuned for further updates!

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