Coastal Flooding Likely as Storm Slides South

Gusty northerly wind and high tides will bring areas of minor coastal flooding

A small but potent area of low pressure will slide just to the south of New England late Saturday, but we’ll still feel some minor effects.

A few rain or snow showers will graze the southern coastline of New England late Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. Some communities there may see a quick dusting, but for the most part, the vast majority of the storm will miss offshore.

As the storm passes by, winds will turn around to the north overnight. The gusty northerly wind, combined with high tides, will result in areas of coastal flooding in Massachusetts between midnight and 5 a.m.

Actual high tide occurs between 2 and 3 a.m., but flooding will be possible a few hours before and after that.

Minor flooding is anticipated on the North Shore, South Shore, and in the Boston area. On the bay side of Cape Cod, from Sandwich to Dennis, expect pockets of moderate coastal flooding. Nantucket will also see some pockets of moderate coastal flooding.

Some road closures are likely because of the flooding, but fortunately the impact should be fairly minimal because those closures will occur overnight. Just be mindful of where you park your car tonight if you live in a flood-prone area.

Cool sunshine returns on Sunday.

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