Cold, Wet, Windy Sunday

A storm generating 45 mph wind and four inches of rain near Cleveland Saturday is now in New England.

Clouds are thickening and lowering as rain advances southwest to northeast overnight. By sunrise, only northern and eastern Maine is not in the rain and wind.

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Rain will end in Connecticut by early afternoon, about the same time the rain arrives in northern and eastern Maine.

Rainfall amounts of one to three inches may generate minor flooding of roads, small streams and basements.

Cara Bowman

Wind gusts of 45-55 mph at the shore and in the hills caused scattered power outages. Around 9 a.m. on Sunday, over 11,000 people were without power in costal Massachusetts. By 11 a.m., that number was down to 3,000.

High tide is early in the day, with seas of four to eight feet, causing coastal erosion. But tides are not running strong, so coastal flooding is not expected.

New England is on the north side of the front, so most of us have high temperatures of 55 to 65 degrees. Perhaps we get some sunshine along the south coast where temperatures my warm to 70-75 degrees.

Cara Bowman

The first to see the rain, southwestern New England, is first to see the rain end during the early afternoon. Last to see the rain, northern Maine, will be wet into early Monday.

Monday looks mostly dry in New England as weak high pressure results in a mix of sun and clouds, a few mountain showers, and highs in the 70s to near 80. Wind should be from the west 10-15 mph.

Another energized weather system approaches from the west Tuesday. Wind from the southwest increases 15-25 mph, pushing in warmer air with highs in the low 80s.

Showers and thunderstorms return Tuesday night and Wednesday. Storms may generate damaging wind gusts and localized flooding through midday Wednesday.
High pressure arrives Thursday and Friday with sunny warm weather.

The next front approaches from the south late Friday into next weekend, with another batch of rain and wind possible next weekend. But as we always like to say, "next weekend is a long way out, and things may change, don't cancel any plans based on a long range forecast."

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