Weekend storm could bring damaging winds, heavy rain

BOSTON (WHDH/AP) — Forecasters expect a strong coastal storm to bring high winds and heavy rain to portions of southern New England this weekend.

In Massachusetts, a high wind warning has been posted for Saturday on Cape Cod and the Islands and in Essex County, including Gloucester. The National Weather Service warns damaging wind gusts could reach 60 mph, bringing down trees and power lines.

A gale warning has been posted for Boston Harbor.

Southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, is under a coastal flood advisory. Up to three inches of rain is possible.

A storm warning has been issued for the waters off the Massachusetts coast extending north to New Hampshire and south to Rhode Island.

A coastal flood warning from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for Long Island Sound includes portions of the Connecticut coast. Forecasters say tides could be 2 ½ to 3 ½ times above normal during that period.

Much of southern New England is expected to get 1 to 2 inches of rain, and some snow is possible in the Berkshires.

The wind and rain are expected to move out by late Sunday afternoon.

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