An intensifying storm system is bringing high impact weather to our six state region.
Rain arrived in Western New England on Sunday morning and is spreading rapidly northeast on Sunday evening. The air is mild, with temperatures in the 60s.
Elements of torrential rain along the approaching front are moving quickly from south to north, somewhat similar to the last storm. But this storm is going to move by much more quickly.
The highest impact hits overnight. One low-pressure system will be moving into New York, and a second low pressure system, with a feed from tropical storm Philippe is passing right over Cape Cod and then racing to the coast of Maine late Sunday into midday Monday.
This combination of storms will generate wind gusting past 75 mph near the shore and at the hilltops overnight Sunday into early Monday. The wind direction is primarily from the southeast until sunrise. Thunderstorms may also form, with a tornado or two possible. Rainfall is torrential overnight, with 1 to 2 inches in eastern sections and 2 to 4 inches and western sections. The ground is already saturated from the storm a couple of days ago, so it will not take much to produce flash flooding and perhaps some rivers in western New England coming out of their banks.
Rain ends quickly from south to north Monday, with partial clearing and wind becoming strong from the west. Winds Monday will gust past 50 mph. So we expect widespread power outages due to trees coming down on power lines Sunday night and Monday.
And although seas will build to 10 to 20 feet near shore, the tide is not running very strong and the storm is moving so fast we do not expect coastal flooding, but the beaches will take a battering at high tide early Monday morning.
The temperature Monday will quickly cool from the 60s to the 50s to the 40s by late day.
Any lingering clouds will clear out Monday night, with temperatures falling into the 30s south, and 20s north.
Halloween Tuesday looks bright and brisk, with high temperatures in the 50s, and a few rain or snow showers possible in the mountains of far northern and western New England.
Trick-or-treating time should feature a clear sky and bright moon, with temperatures falling through the 40s in to the 30s after the sun goes down.
Wednesday looks dry and seasonable, followed by a chance of showers Wednesday night and Thursday, with slightly warmer weather to end the week.
The early call for next weekend is sun and clouds with a chance for showers and temperatures in the 50s.