Latest storm briefing from NOAA

High winds, heavy rain, coast flooding forecast for Cape, Islands

From the National Weather Service at 5:45 p.m., Monday:

Here is the latest briefing for the upcoming storm for tonight and early Tuesday.

There are quite a few hazards with this storm from snow and icing potential to strong winds and heavy rainfall.

The greatest snow accumulations are expected on the east slopes of the Berkshires where 4 to 6 inches of accumulation are possible.

the greatest risk of icing will be found over the east slopes of the Berkshires and northern Worcester County where there could be pockets of up to 0.25 inches of ice accumulation.

The east coast will see the highest wind gusts of up to 55 to 65 MPH.

The greatest rainfall will occur over eastern Massachusetts as well as over all of Rhode Island. There is the potential for 1.50 to 2.50 inches of rainfall in this area with some isolated areas seeing rainfall of 2.00 to 4.00 inches of rainfall. Locations that see 3.00 inches or more of rainfall will likely see Urban and poor drainage flooding.

There is also the threat of minor to moderate Coastal Flooding during the Tuesday morning high tide from the New Hampshire border to Nantucket. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on