Last night was the coldest night of autumn so far, but today started with a sunny sky. It will not be long – this sun will give way to the clouds at the end of the day, setting the stage for our first Saturday of the season. The temperatures will reach nearly 50 degrees on Friday afternoon before the rains arrive, but when the clouds thicken, it actually gets pretty cold with the lack of sunshine.
If you have plans Friday night, you do not have to worry about rain, as it stays dry through the night. A storm system will continue to take shape in our south on Friday night and then move north along the coast as a northeast. Remember, the term easter merely means that we have a storm system that delivers northeast winds – the title itself does not necessarily signify the severity of the storm.
If you plan on Saturday to be dry, they may be postponed or canceled. As the rain arrives between 6am and 9am, it becomes difficult to play football, football or even a round of golf. Any gardening needs to wait too (you can thank Mother Nature).
The rain will arrive on Saturday morning after COD Weather.
The rain will continue on Saturday afternoon, but will wane towards the dark. Saturday night is likely to be cloudy and a bit drizzle, but not much in the way of significant rainfall. The wind could cause some travel problems, mainly in the form of delays or cancellations of smaller aircraft and at regional airports, but should not affect commercial flights or major airlines.
The strongest wind with this particular storm will occur from right along the coast up to three to eight miles inland. On Saturday, a strong wind warning was issued for Cape Cod and the islands and Cape Ann. On the coast wind speeds of 40 miles per hour could prevail and as there are still so many leaves on the trees, this could cause tree damage and subsequent power outages. Away from the water, I'm not looking for winds strong enough to do any damage.
The strongest The wind will occur on Saturday afternoon until very early on Saturday night, before it expands overnight. This will coincide with high tide occurring shortly after 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Those of you who run along the coast can expect minor strands of shoreline erosion and up to 1.5-meter-high seas, although this storm at Norestern will be just a taste of what's ahead of us this winter.
The rain will be in the south of New England averaging 1 to 2 inches in size, which can cause a temporary road flooding, but will not be enough to do more than that. If your gutters are clogged with leaves, some water could get into the front parts of your home, which are usually protected by gutters. If you're traveling to the northern parts of the state or to the Berkshires, keep in mind that there might be snowflakes or beads of granules – another sign of things to come.
Sunday will be a better day with lots of clouds and maybe even a few rays of sunshine. Some of the models bring very mild into parts of the region, while other data keep cooler air in place. Plane temperatures in the 50s and we will call it a pleasant surprise when we reach the 60s.
There might be a few rain showers on Monday, but the heaviest rainfall in the next three days will be tomorrow.
If you have not had the opportunity to enjoy the foliage this season, check out Friday, because by Sunday, many of the completely altered trees could be mostly naked. That's probably the biggest effect of our weekend storm.