Timeline, Impacts for Weekend Nor'easter - NECN

Timeline, Impacts for Weekend Nor'easter

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    Weather Forecast: Cool and Sunny

    Thursday night: Moonlit & cold. 20s suburbs, low 30s in Boston. Friday: Sun & high clouds. Chilly. Upper 40s to near 50. Light wind. Saturday: Windswept rain. Heavy at times in the afternoon. Some coastal flooding during afternoon high tide. Gusts up to 50 mph in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Sunday: Partial sun, few pop-up showers, milder. Upper 50s.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018)

    It’ll be the perfect weekend to light a fire, watch a movie (or several) and catch up on chores around the house. Our first Nor’easter of the season is forecast to move in early Saturday morning.

    Here is the timeline:

    Saturday morning, rain should begin in most communities by 9 a.m. and will pick up in intensity by late morning or early afternoon. Rainfall rates will taper off Saturday night. Sunday won’t be the brightest day, but it won’t be a total wash out, either. Showers will continue throughout the day.

    Winds begin to crank by Saturday morning. Like the rain, the strongest winds will blow between late morning into the early evening. It will stay breezy through Sunday.

    Coastal flooding is also a concern. We’re near astronomically high tide and this Nor’easter should produce a 1-to-2-feet storm surge. The highest tides will be early afternoon Saturday.

    Impacts:

    As far as rainfall, a widespread 1-to-2-inches is expected with isolated amounts of 4 inches.

    Winds may gust to 60 mph along the coast with 40 to 50 mph gusts for the interior. With leaves on the trees, isolated to scattered wind damage is possible.

    Coast flooding impacts will primarily be minor, but there could be pockets of moderate flooding in the more vulnerable communities.

    For mariners, expect dangerous sea conditions with 10-to-20-feet seas and 60 to 70 mph winds on the open water.

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