Autumn Gale

Quite the storm stewing over the Northeast tonight. No, nothing that gets out of hand, but it’s certainly a reminder that the stormy season is upon us.

Showers are here, but the heavy rain is not far off. Gusts are already topping 30mph and are expected to peak at 40-50 through the morning tomorrow.

All up and down the coast, the water is running high.

While coastal flooding is expected to be minor, the wind is another story. I’m not seeing anything over the top, but the persistence is what has me most concerned. Consistently strong winds through tomorrow have a way of dislodging things and wearing on the tree limbs and power lines. Isolated outages are likely throughout Southern New England.

Rain is most welcome in the drought, but clogged drains from major leaf drop could flood some intersections. Bursts of rain will race across the area overnight, culminating in a round of possible storms for the early morning ride from 5-8am. Take it slow and easy, and if you can, postpone your commute until mid morning…you’ll be rewarded with sun and quieter wind.

Payoff for all this wind and rain? A nice, warm day tomorrow. Highs soar into the low 70s under partly sunny skies. Winds will still nag us, but other than a random mid/late afternoon shower, it’s super through the Pats game.

Speaking of, expect mild 60s falling to the 50s with a gusty west wind. GO PATS!!!!!!!

Stay with us for updates through the storm.

Pete