From the National Weather Service:
Saturday Morning Briefing:
Good morning everyone! Welcome back to winter-like cold today despite bright sunshine. Highs will only top out in the 30s along with a gusty northwest wind. Time to bundle up again when heading outside!
Temperatures will warm a little bit on Sunday, into the 30s and 40s, along with increasing cloudiness.
Our attention then turns to a low pressure system which will pass offshore Monday. We'll share the key points and you can also check out the maps below:
* Light Icing: Sunday Night into Monday Morning *
- Light freezing rain is possible in western and central Massachusetts and part of northern Connecticut, especially in the higher elevations from the east slopes of the Berkshires, Worcester Hills, and hills of Hartford and Tolland Counties.
- Up to 1/10" of icing may result in slippery travel
* Strong Winds: Sunday Night and Monday *
- Northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, are possible on Cape Ann, Cape Cod, and the Islands.
- Minor damage may occur, such as downed tree limbs and isolated power outages.
* Minor Coastal Flooding: Monday *
- A storm surge of 1.5 to 2.0 feet is expected along the eastern Massachusetts coast, including Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, during the Monday afternoon high tide.
- High tide occurs at 3:10 PM Monday at Boston and at 4:17 PM Monday on Nantucket
- Some vulnerable shoreline roads may become temporarily impassable around high tide. Minor beach erosion is also possible.
We'll provide updates throughout the weekend. If you live in the area where we expect light icing, plan on extra time for the Monday morning commute. Conditions are expected to improve by Monday afternoon.
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