Change of Pace

Time for a little rain. OK, maybe a soaking…and a lot of wind…and raw temperatures.

If you just dropped in – without knowing our past history of warm temps and sun – then you might expect this to be a typical November day. But in the context of the recent quiet spell, this is turning out to be somewhat of a big deal.

Indeed, winds right at the water’s edge will gust to 40-45 mph at times tomorrow. Elsewhere, it’s a windy day, but nothing outrageous or worthy of widespread power outages: the trees have mostly shed their leaves, the storm hits and then peels away, and the ground isn’t saturated. 

Speaking of saturation, we are welcoming the 1-1.5" of rain that will fall with this coastal storm. It’s been dry and water reserves are running low heading into the cold season. The heaviest rain from the storm will fall in 4-8am time frame, making for some headaches for the morning commute – wheel spray, ponding water and winds to push you around.

As the storm pulls away, the steadiest rain will taper by late morning. But with so much leftover moisture swirling around in the wake of the storm, there will be sprinkles and mist deep into the afternoon. 

Next up, a tamer – but still wet – weather system on Thursday afternoon. That’s right. Two badly needed bouts of November rain before we head into the weekend with a cool down and sunshine.

Milder pattern resumes next week as 60s surge back into New England. Like I said in the blog last night…we await the real pattern change to bring us a step closer to Old Man Winter.