A stormy stretch is ahead of us through the end of the work week, as a strong ocean storm meanders off our coast. It will bring heavy rain, strong wind gusts, isolated power outages, large waves and beach erosion to southern New England.
Latest Satellite-Radar image shows developing offshore storm which will stall to our south next few days
A Flood Watch has been issued for southeastern Mass Thursday. Urban and street flooding is possible in the watch area
Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings issued. South coast and island areas are expected to see the strongest wind gusts, and have the highest risk of isolated power outages.
The off-shore storm will strengthen and drift closer to our coast tonight and Thursday, bringing the height of the storm conditions with a windswept and, at times, heavy rain likely. East-northeast winds 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph along immediate coast. Temperatures will hover in the low to mid 50s.
We’ll continue to see lingering rain and gusty winds on Friday, though not as intense as Thursday. Temperatures will be unseasonably cool yet again with highs in the 50s. and gusts 30-40mph possible.
The northeasterly winds from this long duration storm will stir up the seas and generate big waves Thursday into Friday. Waves up to 25 feet are possible for the outer waters of Cape Cod and the islands, waves offshore from eastern Massachusetts could build 10 to 20 feet. 10 to 15 foot seas are possible for Block Island sound. So while the Rhode Island south coast will not get waves quite as big as eastern Massachusetts, there will be rough seas everywhere.
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY: Despite rough waters and waves along the Rhode Island coast, there are no coastal flood watches or warnings there……however, “East Coastal” Mass. from Boston to Cape and Islands there, is a coastal flood advisory.
Conditions will gradually improve on Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and a few lingering lighter showers in the morning and afternoon. Drier weather is likely by Saturday evening and temperatures will be milder for Sunday and Columbus Day on Monday.