Rain and Wind Set To Move In

While it’s been hard pressed to get a drop or two of water so far this November, changes are on the way, and that’ll allow for rain and wind to be widespread by tonight and tomorrow. 

Taking a look at this morning’s set-up, we have high pressure sliding off to our east, allowing for clouds to thicken up through the morning.  The rain to our south continues to slowly move north throughout the day, slowly spreading showers into towns south of the Mass Pike by day’s end.  While most towns from Boston to Worcester, points north, remain dry through many of the daylight hours, I do expect showers to move in across Southeast Mass by early afternoon, especially south of Route 44.   The breeze starts to increase late in the day out of the east, but the strongest winds hold off until overnight into Wednesday. 

As an area of low pressure passes just to our southeast tonight and tomorrow, rainfall becomes widespread across our area overnight.  Rain will be steady and locally heavy at times tonight and tomorrow morning, allowing for a slow morning commute.  Rain tapers to scattered showers in the afternoon, but expect a cool, raw day overall.  Rain totals run 0.50-1.00" for most towns, although locally higher amounts are possible.  Winds tomorrow gust 25-35mph inland and 35-45mph at the coastline.  Cape Cod may see a few gusts closer to 50mph.  A wind advisory is posted along much of the coast/Cape/Islands from 1:00AM – 4:00PM tomorrow. Despite the strong onshore winds, the easterly, then northerly winds aren’t prolonged enough to bring in significant coastal flooding.  Also tides run on the astronomically lower side.  All and all, late morning high tides Wednesday may see minor splash-over, but no significant flooding is expected. 

We catch a break Wednesday night into Thursday morning before another batch of showers works in Thursday afternoon/night.  Behind that front that’ll bring us those showers, seasonable and breezy weather prevails with some sun Friday.  Dry weather lingers into next weekend, although it’ll be on the cooler side, with highs struggling to climb out of the upper 40s and lower 50s. 

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