NOAA: Update and Forecast on Tropical Depression #10

May affect Cape area Tuesday night...
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From the National Weather Service:
Update and Forecast on Tropical Depression #10

We are dealing w/ a passing tropical system Tuesday Night into Wednesday, impacting the southeast waters, coastline and area beaches, possibly extending northwest into the Cape and Islands. 

Presently we are forecasting gale force wind gusts of around 35 mph around and southeast of Nantucket. Generally 20 to 30 mph around the Cape, lesser north and west. In addition, we're anticipating some swell associated with the passing storm resulting in high surf and rip currents along ocean-exposed beaches. 

If the storm tracks further northwest than expected, northeast wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph may extend back onto the Cape/Islands and coastal Plymouth county, requiring wind advisories as there is the potential for a few downed trees and isolated power outages along with a period of heavy rain. Seas may build to between 15 and 20 feet southeast of Nantucket with northeast wind gusts up to 50 knots, requiring storm warnings.

Storm tracks further south and east than expected resulting in little if any impact, except for 5 to 10 foot seas and 30 knot wind gusts across our waters southeast of Nantucket.

Even if the worst case scenario occurs, this would likely be similar to a Nor'easter with 40 to 50 mph wind gusts along the southeast New England coast. 

Fresh water flooding would be highly unlikely given the storm's fast movement. In addition, coastal flooding would not occur given low astronomical tides. 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