The Ghost Of Patricia

October is a month where we start to see rainstorms replace cold fronts as our precipitation makers. We have a pretty stout rainstorm headed our way for later today through tomorrow morning. In fact, some of the moisture and wind energy are the remnants of Hurricane Patricia! We don’t have 200mph winds or 11" of rain headed this way though! Here are the storm deets:

* Dry this morning and early afternoon with the first drops arriving (in sprinkle form) around 3-4pm with steadier showers sometime between 5-7pm. the brunt of the storm looks to occur from 8pm until 8am Thursday.

* New England is very dry so flooding rain not anticipated except where leaves are clogging storm drains…could be some minor street flooding late Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. Most towns pick up close to an inch of rain–bit less on Cape Cod…bit more Worcester Hills/Southwest New Hampshire.

* Wind gusts between 30-40 mph along the coastline are likely (20-30mph inland)…again, that 8pm-8am timeline applies. With leaves on the trees some minor tree damage/power loss is possible.

* As for coastal flooding, due to our Supermoon we have some astronomical high tides to deal with so some splashover is possible at the midday high tide today and again the late evening high tide tonight.

In any event, storm peels out of here Thursday so look for some sunshine and temps to skyrocket into the low 70s and even a touch of humidity. Windy at times. Some sprinkles possible for Pats tailgate but otherwise dry & mild.

Cooler for Friday and the weekend. Cool & dry for Halloween…no snow this year.

~JR