From the National Weather Service:
A significant & potentially dangerous situation is unfolding which may catch some folks off guard as an early-season offshore ocean storm system develops.
Plan accordingly & take action as necessary towards the protection of life & property.
STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS, potential for scattered power outages especially with trees remaining fully leaved.
INLAND FLOODING, especially across E/SE MA and RI with the potential for urban, poor drainage flooding. The significant potential along the coast with high tides and forecast surge.
COASTAL FLOODING, over several high tide cycles with a forecast 1.5 to 2.5 surge and waves building 15 to 25 feet on the outer waters. Impacts especially for SE-coastal MA. Beach erosion anticipated.
MARINERS, dangerous boating conditions. NE winds building today, the height of the gusts late Thursday into Thursday night around 35 to 55 kts.