The storm that’s been bringing strong winds and big waves to the coast continues to do just that on Friday.
The center of the storm is now located south of Nantucket, and it continues to organize. On Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center designated the storm as Subtropical Storm Melissa.
Even though the storm now has a name, the impacts to New England on Friday remain the same.
Wind gusts at the coast will be in the 40 to 50 mph range, with occasional bands of rain pivoting ashore. Farther inland, expect gusts up to 30 mph, with just a spot shower or downpour and lots of clouds. Temperatures will be in the 50s.
In far northern New England, we’ll enjoy some sun with temperatures in the 60s.
The storm is still close enough to impact us early on Saturday. The morning will feature a lot of clouds, and some left over drizzle or showers. Winds will gust 20 to 30 mph early before diminishing during the afternoon. Some partial sun will develop late day, especially inland.
All during this time, waves just offshore will be in the 10 to 20 foot range.
Sunday is the pick of the long holiday weekend, with highs in the 60s and partly cloudy skies.
Monday will still be fairly bright in northern New England, but we’ll need to watch more clouds in southern New England as a weak area of low pressure passes by. A few showers are possible far south as well.
After that, our next chance of rain arrives with a system Wednesday into Thursday.