Big Fall Storm

We have ourselves a big fall storm taking aim on New England… will feature rain, snow (gasp!) and wind. No,  the snow is not in the forecast for us (no repeat of Snowtober), those flakes will be in the higher elevations of northern & western New England tomorrow evening & tomorrow night. For us, it’s about the rain and then the wind.

Some thoughts:

* Showers & downpours this evening taper to drizzle after midnight. Most of the rain is focused along & west of I-495 into Worcester county. 1-2″ in those locations, less than .5″ of rain for metro Boston.

* Where you have the heavier rain, watch out for localized street flooding due to leaves in the storm drains.

* Saturday starts with a lot of clouds (some sun) little if any rainfall but a few showers/downpours likely mid afternoon (2-4pm) as the cool front blasts through here.

* When that rain stops the wind picks up, gusting between 20-30 mph after 3pm and that wind continues overnight and through the day Sunday. Wind gusts over 40mph are likely on Sunday. That kind of wind with wet leaves on the trees may lead to some minor tree damage/power disruption on Sunday.

* Sunday is the brighter of the two days with mostly sunny skies after some early morning clouds.

This storm will do a good job of stripping the leaves off the trees no doubt….check out my yard before all this rain & wind even showed up!

Yikes. Some raking is in my future next week. Have a great weekend.