NWS: An Early Glimpse of Winter to Come

Little snow expected on Cape but...
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From the National Weather Service:

Low pressure will approach the region later today, bringing a wintry mix of precipitation. The precipitation will reach northern Connecticut into Rhode Island late this afternoon, then will spread across the remainder of the region tonight. Temperatures will start off cold, mainly in the 20s to around 30 away from the coast, which is where the mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected.

The temperatures will slowly rise overnight into early Friday morning, with the precipitation changing over to rain by daybreak across most areas except across N central and western Mass, where a mix of rain and sleet will linger. See graphic for the forecasted totals through early Friday.

Today
A chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. North wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
Rain. Patchy fog after 10pm. Temperature rising to around 46 by 5am. Windy, with an east wind 13 to 23 mph increasing to 23 to 33 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Friday
Rain, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 51. Windy, with an east wind 23 to 28 mph becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 13 to 16 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
A chance of rain before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Blustery.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
401 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018

MAZ022>024-RIZ008-151715-
/O.EXT.KBOX.WI.Y.0028.181116T0500Z-181116T1700Z/
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Vineyard Haven, Nantucket, and New Shoreham
401 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON EST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...East 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Overnight tonight into Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
  lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

* LOCATION...Cape Cod, Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard and Block
  Island.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph are
expected, with gusts between 46 to 57 mph. Winds this strong are
capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly
causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

 

 


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