Weather Alert

Damaging Winds / Flash Flooding / Coastal Threats Sunday into Monday from the National Weather Service in Taunton, MA.

Quick hard hitting storm. Rain will be the heaviest from 8PM tonight through 4AM Monday morning. In that time frame we can expect 1 to 3 inches of rain which will cause flooding in poor drainage areas and ponding on the roads especially where leaves clog catch basins. Winds will gust (along south coast) 40 to 65+ mph from 7PM to 10AM which will cause damage to trees and some structures which in turn will cause power outages.

Current Advisories:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in remains in effect, into tonight for all of Southern New England.
HIGH WIND WARNING in effect tonight for all of Southern New England. 
STORM WARNING in effect, tonight for Coastal Waters.
Details Here – http://www.weather.gov/box/

Forecast:

Strong to Damaging Winds
Coastal locations including the Boston to Providence corridor will experience the greatest impact

Tonight into Monday
Sustained winds of 25-35 mph likely
Southeasterly gusts as high as 40 to 65 mph tonight
Westerly gusts as high as 40 to 50 mph Monday

Heavy Rainfall and Flood Potential
· All of Southern New England
· Beginning tonight through Monday, though heaviest rain late today into tonight
· Widespread 1 to 2 inches forecast with locally higher amounts of 3 to 4 inches
· Urban / street flooding threat mainly

Marine
· Southeasterly storm force winds 45 to 60 kts over the waters tonight
· Westerly gale force winds 35 to 45 kts Monday
· Seas 15 to 20 feet, higher in spots; 10 to 15 foot waves on Atlantic facing beaches
· Storm surge of 1 to 3 feet
· 4PM Today and 4AM Monday high tide over S RI and S MA
· Tides astronomically low; worst case minor splash-over along vulnerable shores

Potential Impacts:

· Winds – Widespread tree damage, numerous power outages, structural damage possible. Highest gusts on the south RI coast.
· Flash Flooding – Urban Areas, exasperated by clogged drains.
· Commute – Monday morning commute will see heavy rain and high winds.

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