Nasty Nor’easter

Still tracking a big storm for the day but a coastal front has been trying to steal all the headlines the past 24 hours. This coastal front has been great at producing clouds, flurries as well as freezing drizzle. This front also marks the dividing line between arctic air and mild ocean air. This front will slowly move northwest this morning ending the threat of wintry precipitation with this storm.

In terms of the storm itself, here are some thoughts (similar to yesterday):

* Storm is very slow moving so plan on unsettled weather Today-Friday. The height of the storm will be today though (8am-8pm).

* Except for some light icing this morning, this is a major rain event. Plan on 1-3″ of rain with this storm. This amount of rain will lead to some localized street flooding this afternoon & evening.
* Wind will be an issue along the coastline from about 2pm until 8pm. Wind gusts between 45-60mph are possible on Cape Ann as well as Cape Cod and this may lead minor power disruption for a time this evening.

* For Wednesday & Thursday, the storm is still in New England but much weaker so plan on clouds, showers (even wet snow showers on Thursday) & drizzle. Temps are cool & raw for much of the week.

Be safe on those roads this morning.

~JR