A strong ocean storm will meander off the New England coast through Friday Night, delivering rainy, windy and cool conditions.
FRIDAY MORNING: Windswept rain likely, raw.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Windswept rain likely, raw.
The strongest winds from the ocean storm will be felt during the morning and afternoon on Friday. In Rhode Island peak wind gusts will be around 40 mph. But as you head east, winds will be even stronger, with some gusts on the Cape and Nantucket over 50 mph.
In response the National Weather Service has issued a “High Wind Warning” and a “Wind Advisory” for eastern MA from 5AM Friday to 8PM Friday. Winds could cause isolated power outages and wind damage. In addition, minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible in eastern MA during today and tomorrow’s high tide cycles.
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING.…is confined to “east” coastal Massachusetts from Cape and islands north to Plymouth
Rainfall totals will likely top 1″ across parts of eastern MA while areas further west will see much less. Skies will gradually dry up on Friday night and Saturday morning as the storm system pulls away.