Weekend Nor'easter's Impact: Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, Flooding, Snow - NECN

Weekend Nor'easter's Impact: Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, Flooding, Snow



    Weather Forecast: Nor'easter to Bring Heavy Rain

    Friday night: Increasing clouds. Lows in the mid 40s. Saturday: Heavy rain develops. Very windy – gusts to 55 MPH. Highs in the low 50s. Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A shower. Highs in the mid 50s.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 26, 2018)

    Saturday will be a very stormy day across New England, with numerous angles to focus on.


    The storm will arrive first in Southern New England before dawn, before spreading into Northern New England over the course of the morning.

    The storm will continue through the day, pulling away late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.


    Saturday is basically a washout, aside from a few dry hours during the morning in Northern New England. Rainfall will be heaviest in parts of Eastern New England, from Rhode Island into parts of Southeastern Massachusetts. Expect a widespread 1- to 2-inches.


    Street flooding will be a problem during the day with so many leaves and pine needles blocking storm drains. If possible, clear the drains in front of your house.


    Many of those leaves will be blown down by powerful winds blowing in off of the water.

    Through the interior, expect gusts 30 to 40 mph. Of course, in hilly towns, there will be some gusts closer to 50 mph.

    Along the coast, from Maine to the Seacoast of New Hampshire, and into Eastern Massachusetts, expect gusts around 50 mph.

    Gusts will be closer to 60 mph for parts of Cape Cod, the Islands, and the South Coast.

    Isolated power outages are likely.


    The strong onshore winds, combined with astronomically high tides following this week’s full moon and offshore waves 10 to 20 feet, will result in areas of minor coastal flooding during the Saturday afternoon high tide. That happens around 1:40 p.m. in many towns.

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    As the storm arrives in Northern New England, the precipitation will start as a wintry mix and snow.

    In the high terrain of Western New England, including parts of the Berkshires, expect a dusting of one inch before a switch to rain.

    Along the Greens and in the Northeast Kingdom, as well as in the Whites, Central New Hampshire, and the mountains of Northern and Western Maine, expect a widespread 1-to-3-inches of snow.

    The highest peaks in those areas, like Mount Washington, will get six inches or more in some cases.


    While the storm pulls away on Sunday, we’ll still be left with mostly cloudy skies and a few spotty showers, especially during the morning. Temperatures will be in the 50s.

    A separate storm will clip New England with some showers on Monday, but it still looks like we can dry out closer to Halloween as temperatures get closer to, and even a bit above, average.

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