In terms of wind and rain, the worst storm is hitting us this morning. The second stage of the storm is not a picnic as cold air rushes over New England.
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Rain first. This morning the wind is blowing from the southeast, and the torrent is pouring down.
Wind with rain. Gusts can be up to 60 (and a little more) along the coast. Expect 40-50 elsewhere in this burst.
According to the National Weather Service, a rare hurricane strong wind warning was issued along the southeastern coast of Maine.
The rain will taper off in the morning, then lull or pause with wind and rain.
It will resume in the early afternoon with heavy rain and strong winds. This goes much faster, and after it passes the cold pours in.
This is the same cold air that has been trapped in the plains since last weekend when this giant storm finally broke loose.
Strong winter storms are already making their presence felt in many states.
Debate rages over whether to cool and freeze roads before gusts dry them out. I don’t think it’s horse racing as many people think.
The cold has been underestimated (in terms of speed and intensity) in the guidance for the last two days. That means it will likely come in sooner and the temperature will drop faster.
That said, don’t put ice on the glaze right away.some spots can be dried enough Others may see so they don’t smooth Several A smooth spot, but rest assured. All of them will be addressed ASAP in these cold headlines.
Winds will continue through Saturday, with occasional gusts of nearly 40. Wind cooling is expected to remain in the high single digits, in the 10s.
The wind has weakened for Christmas, but it’s still cold. Plenty of sun and dry roads both days.
We’re covering the storm on air, online and social.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Strong winds and heavy rains hit the Boston area, increasing power outages and making travel difficult.