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‘WIND will be the biggest issue today’: Here’s the latest on what to expect from the nor’easter

A nor’easter is ready to proceed to batter the Massachusetts shoreline Thursday into Friday, bringing “strong to damaging winds,” plus rain and the potential for coastal and inland flooding with it, in response to native meteorologists.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Massachusetts shoreline, in addition to a excessive wind warning for Cape Cod and the Islands till 6 a.m. Friday. The Cape, Islands, and southeast Massachusetts are additionally below a flood watch till Friday morning, whereas the Boston shoreline down by way of the South Shore are below a coastal flood advisory from 9 a.m. till midday Thursday, and from 9 p.m. Thursday till 1 a.m. Friday.


Long length, ocean storm / Nor’Easter will proceed to convey robust to damaging winds, intervals of reasonable to heavy rain, inland & coastal flood threats, in addition to tough boating circumstances by way of Friday. pic.twitter.com/hnbPuKPubo

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 10, 2019

“Today should be the worst day of rain and wind, overall, in Southern New England,” meteorologist Matt Noyes of NBC Boston stated. “Rain will spread west off the ocean and winds will reach their peak speeds this evening.”

Today ought to be the worst day of rain and wind, general, in Southern New England. Rain will unfold west off the ocean and winds will attain their peak speeds this night.

— Matt Noyes NBC10 Boston & NECN (@MattNBCBoston) October 10, 2019

Eastern and southeastern Massachusetts, extending to the Cape and Islands, might see minor to reasonable coastal flooding, the service stated. It predicts a few two-foot surge throughout excessive tide, plus waves between 15 and 25 toes. This might imply one to 2 toes of water inundation for shoreline roads.

COASTAL FLOOD headlines in impact.

A 1.5 – 2.5 foot surge, highest @ tonight w/ excessive tide
Seas 15 – 25 toes on the entrances of interior bays & sounds
With robust NE winds, anticipating E/SE MA minor coastal flooding Moderate coastal flooding for #Nantucket
Significant seaside erosion pic.twitter.com/JBLbmeTN5M

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 10, 2019

Thanks Colleen! High surf & important seaside erosion are the principle points for the jap MA coast, together with minor coastal flooding from Boston to Cape Cod. https://t.co/bbPlxE31Uf

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 10, 2019

Southeast Massachusetts, plus the Cape and Islands, might additionally see some inland flooding because of a further three to six inches of rain predicted. With Wednesday’s rain factored in, the storm whole could possibly be “upwards of 8 inches,” the service stated.

An extra three to six inches of rain is forecast to fall throughout southeast MA right now by way of Friday including to storm totals which can rise up as excessive as 8-inches!

Urban, poor drainage flooding particularly for coastal communities throughout excessive tide + storm surge. pic.twitter.com/nz4PNCPAQ1

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 10, 2019

“Bands of rain will continue to pivot inland from the ocean storm, which was centered almost 200 miles SSE of Nantucket,” the service stated on Twitter. “Heaviest rain will affect SE MA, esp Cape/Islands where another 2-4″ is expected.”

Bands of rain will proceed to pivot inland from the ocean storm, which was centered nearly 200 miles SSE of Nantucket. Heaviest rain will have an effect on SE MA, esp Cape/Islands the place one other 2-4″ is anticipated. pic.twitter.com/JpFAMJRaOx

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 10, 2019

The similar areas are additionally vulnerable to robust and probably damaging winds. The most sustained winds might clock between 20 and 40 miles per hour with most gusts between 40 and 60 miles per hour. The wind is meant to be its strongest Thursday into Thursday night time; it’s speculated to die down on Friday into Friday night, in response to the service. Boston might see gusts at 35 to 40 miles per hour.

Forecasting robust to damaging winds right now into this night.

Especially alongside the speedy E/SE MA & S RI shoreline
Max sustained @ 20-40 mph, max gusts @ 40-60 mph
Scattered tree injury, energy outages
Diminishing Fri → Fri night time#MAwx #RIwx #CTwx pic.twitter.com/w4dkODUCFU

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 10, 2019

“At present, Nantucket is a top gust at 58mph at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, but we’re currently gusting to 51mph at Vineyard Haven, 45 at Wellfleet & 44 at Duxbury,” Noyes stated simply earlier than 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

“WIND will be the biggest issue today,” Shiri Spear, a meteorologist with Boston 25, stated. “Tree damage & scattered power outages are possible, mainly at the coast & southeast with gusts 50-60 mph.”

WIND would be the largest situation right now. Tree injury & scattered energy outages are potential, primarily on the coast & southeast with gusts 50-60 mph. pic.twitter.com/w6hzAeXmIR

— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) October 10, 2019

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