Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Likely Tuesday Morning

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Our next round of rain will move in overnight with moderate to heavy rain through lunchtime on Tuesday. Street flooding could slow travel during the morning. 

An area of low pressure moving out of the southern US will pass over southeastern New England on Tuesday, Another 1-1.5″ of rain and gusty winds are likely.  Street flooding is the main issue, but we’ll also have to watch for minor river/stream flooding too.   

 The heaviest of the rain will fall from 5am until about 1pm Tuesday.

Wind gusts will be strongest along the coast.  A high wind watch has been issued for Nantucket, where isolated wind damage and power outages will be possible. 

The storm races away Tuesday afternoon, with dry skies returning for the evening commute. 

Cold air and dry conditions follow for Wednesday, with very gusty winds making it feel like mid-winter winter. 

Another storm system moves in for late Thursday and Friday.  Another round of soaking rain and gusty winds are likely. We’ll also have to watch for a bit of a wintry mix… especially central and western New England when the precipitation starts.  At this point, a brief wintry mix if possible in northern RI, but no accumulation is expected.

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