Social media was abuzz earlier today with snow happening across western New England. The kid in me (who grew up in the Berkshires) was totally jealous of the early season snow–full disclosure, I love fast starts and fast finishes to winter (neither happened the previous two winters) so I’m a fan of the early snow. It’s the March-April snow that drives me crazy.
This storm is nothing but a rainstorm for us tho as it will swing through southern New England overnight & tomorrow morning. in doing so it will scrape moisture off the Atlantic and heave it into our region as beneficial rain–great for the drought! Here is how much rain is expected by tomorrow morning
The concern for tonight’s rain is localized street flooding. The ground, streams & rivers can & will handle that amount of rain just fine but the storm drains may struggle–especially if leaves are clogging them. The heaviest of the rain should be out by 7am Friday but your morning commute may have some large puddles–small ponds even.
The other aspect of the storm will be the wind. At first the wind is confined to the coast and will gust over 35mph late tonight into tomorrow morning but as the storm pulls away from the coast, we’ll all see wind gusts around 35mph on Friday. thankfully, we’re not quite into nor’easter season so this won’t be a bitterly cold wind but temps will stay in the low 50s/upper 40s for much of the day–chilly.
The weekend is milder with temps both afternoons up into the 50s (normal high is 58). Quite a few clouds will be with us each day tho and a few isolated showers are likely on Sunday afternoon making Saturday the better of the two days for outdoor activities.
Halloween does not offer any snow (5 year anniversary of Halloween Nor’easter is this weekend), rather, mainly clear skies with temps in the upper 40s Monday evening.