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Damaging Winds Expected in Rainy Saturday

Slow improvement expected Sunday

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    Forecast: Wind-Swept Rain to Batter Region

    Saturday: Rainy, strong winds. Highs in the 40s to near 50.
    Saturday Night: Showers continue, breezy. Lows in the 40s and 50s.
    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, spot shower. Highs in the 50s.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Windswept rain moves into the area this morning and continues through the afternoon.

    • Gusts could reach 50-60 mph and will likely bring down trees and cause isolated power outages.

    • The storm moves on Sunday but don't expect a total clear out.

    A windswept rain moves through today, before slight improvement arrives Sunday.

    Today’s rain will fall heavily at times, especially near the coast. A widespread 1-2 inches is expected, with localized street flooding. This will be exacerbated by leaves and pine needles blocking storm drains.

    In the terrain of Northern and Western New England the precipitation begins as a wintry mix and snow. Minor accumulations, mainly on the order of 1-3 inches, are likely in these areas. Keep in mind that this time of year elevation plays a huge roll in accumulation, so the tops of the mountains may easily see more like 6-plus inches.

    The strong onshore winds will gust 50-60 mph along the coast, especially for the Cape and Islands. Inland gusts will be more like 30-50 mph. That will likely bring down some trees and cause isolated power outages.

    That wind, combined with big waves offshore, will result in areas of minor coastal flooding during high tide around 1:40 PM.

    The storm pulls away on Sunday, but we don’t totally clear out. Mostly cloudy skies will still dominate, with spotty showers. The showers will be most widespread during the morning.

    A separate storm swings by with some showers on Monday, before we dry out around Halloween.

    Temperatures look to be closer to, if not above, average next week. That means highs in the 50s to near 60.

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