NWS: Morning Briefing on Three Day Coastal Storm

Expect high winds, lots of rain, coastal flooding...
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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.

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