Soaking rain will move through overnight into Thursday morning.
We are tracking a period of widespread rain with embedded heavy downpours that will move in into early Thursday morning. Those downpours will lead to localized street and poor drainage flooding. Temperatures will be in the 40s, so there’s no threat of wintry weather. East winds will be sustained around 15-20 mph with gusts 35-45 mph at times. There is a slight chance of a thunderstorm; IF a thunderstorm develops this would enhance the threat of strong wind gusts.
The heavy rain is expected to be ongoing at the start of the AM commute on Thursday. This could lead to some slower travel conditions. It moves out quickly—with lighter showers after 7-8AM and dry skies before the end of the morning for most of southeastern New England.
Rainfall totals may top 1″ in spots. We’re not expecting damaging gusts, but it will certainly be a windy day on Thursday.
Temperatures will peak near 50F again early Thursday afternoon before cooling through the 40s late day as winds shift from the west with gusts of 25-35 mph. A colder and drier stretch follows for Friday through the weekend.