Coastal Storm to Bring Gusts, Rain and Even Wet Snow to Region

A quiet Tuesday precedes New England’s next coastal storm, slated to make a run just off of our coastline Wednesday morning.

New England is basking in the sunshine with cool air holding highs close to 50 with wind chill values not exceeding the 40s. Meanwhile, snow is falling in the Carolinas with a developing coastal storm that will rapidly intensify and pull north, passing southeast of New England.

Though showers will develop on the Cape and Islands mid-to-late Tuesday evening and along the South Coast by midnight, most of New England will find precipitation breaking out around or after 11 p.m.

When the storm makes its closest pass Wednesday morning, rain will fall heavily with gusty winds. This will particularly affect Cape Cod, where gusts may exceed 45 mph briefly.

Of course, the heavy rain Wednesday will impact the morning commute and will likely mix with snow not only in central New England and Maine, but also in the higher terrain of southern New England.

It will then mix all the way to the coastline but it will not likely accumulate more than a coating on the grass of southern New England. Interior Maine will see highest snowfall totals of 2-to-4-inches. By Wednesday midday, the storm will be over for nearly all of New England with emerging sunshine and a brisk westerly wind boosting temperatures to near 60 degrees!

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Cooler and dry air sweeps in Thursday, with the next disturbances slated for later Friday through Friday night and again Sunday through Sunday night.

The first of those may bring another mix of rain and snow, while later Sunday is likely to be mostly rain showers. Another period of unsettled weather with slightly milder temperatures looks to be centered near the Red Sox Home Opener next week in our exclusive First Alert 10-day.

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