Sometime during the night Tropical Storm Noel became a hurricane when its winds rose to over 80 mph after passing through the Bahamas.
Effect on Cape Cod
Tonight - Partly cloudy in the evening. Rain likely around midnight. Rain late. Very windy with lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph...Increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph late. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Saturday - Rain may be heavy at times. Strong winds with highs around 50. North winds 40 to 50 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph... Increasing to 75 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Saturday Night - Cloudy with rain likely in the evening...Then partly cloudy with a chance of rain around midnight. Clear late. Strong winds with lows in the mid 40s. North winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph...Becoming west around 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
CWN weather alert: (updated on Friday at 2:21 p.m.) High Wind Warning in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday through midnight. A Flood Watch is in effect from Satruday morning through Saturday afternoon. It now appears that Noel, although likely becoming extratropical, will have a more significant inpact on our weekend weather as a major nor'easter. Damaging winds gusting to hurricane force will bring down tree limbs bringing the potential for significant power outages. Heavy rain may cause flooding especially in areas where leaves have clogged storm drains.