Wind, Rain as Hurricane Dorian Brushes New England

Around 2,100 customers on Cape Cod were without power Saturday morning

Strong winds and rain gusted across Cape Cod, the Islands and parts of New England Saturday morning, knocking out power for some as the fringes of Hurricane Dorian passed over parts of the region.

Trees and branches were down in Cape Cod communities including Brewster, Harwich and Eastham. In Orleans, a downed tree knocked down wires, prompting authorities to temporarily shut down a section of Route 6A. Some 2,100 customers on the Cape lost power. 

Provincetown, the northern tip of the Cape, saw winds of up to 63 mph, while winds of 58 mph hit Welfleet, Massachusetts and Charlestown, Rhode Island. In Boston, 32 mph winds were recorded. 

Several ferry trips had been cancelled due to the weather. See a list of cancellations here

Trees were reported to be down in Cape Cod communities including Brewster, Harwich and Eastham as well as in the town of Norwell. 

On Twitter, Chatham police reported flooding in one part of town.

Twenty-three foot waves were recorded off the coast of Nantucket, and larger than normal waves were expected for coastal areas. People were advised to keep their distance from the ocean. 

Hurricane Dorian was expected to make a serious impact at landfall near Halifax, Nova Scotia, later in the day.

New England was on the very outer bands of Dorian, as it transitioned to a hybrid post-tropical gale center, with rain and wind ending fairly quickly in the morning.

For most of New England, it's just a process of clearing out the clouds and enjoying a nice Saturday, with sunshine expanding from west to east as the day goes on. There is a weak front crossing New England with a few wind gusts past 30 mph, even well away from the ocean. Most of the time, we are dry, with temperatures in the 60s and low 70s.

Another front stalls over New England Saturday night with a chance of showers redeveloping late in the day from Vermont through New Hampshire and southern Maine. It's a subtle boundary between cooler air in northern New England and warmer air that moved into southern New England Friday night. Not expecting any washout overnight, but temperatures are a little chilly in northern New England with showers, and lows are in the 40s and 50s, mostly dry south with lows in the 50s and 60s.

Early showers in Maine should dry up Sunday. Otherwise, there will be a mix of sun and clouds and a little breezy from the northwest, with high temperatures in the 60s north and 70s south. The Patriots hosting the Steelers at Gillette Stadium will be under a moonlit sky with a temperature falling through the 60s and to the 50s by the end of the game.

High pressure from Canada moves in Monday and Tuesday with nice weather, plenty of sunshine and highs in the 60s. A warm front comes in later Tuesday with a chance of showers or thunderstorms mid week with somewhat warmer and more humid air before cooling again late in the week. Stay tuned to our First Alert 10-Day Forecast for all the latest developments.

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