Storm Strengthens: 50 Mph Wind Gusts And Scattered Power Outages Are Now Expected In Some Areas

Wagswoofs –  The Northeast is currently experiencing a powerful storm as a cold front sweeps through the region. This storm is intensifying and bringing with it damaging wind gusts of 50 miles per hour and higher. As a result, scattered power outages are expected to occur in many areas of the Northeast.

The massive system made its arrival on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, and is expected to continue into Monday, Dec. 11.

According to the National Weather Service, we can expect sustained south-southeast winds ranging from 25 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts reaching 45 to 55 miles per hour. In some areas further east, gusts may even reach up to 60 miles per hour, while along the New England coast, we could experience gusts as strong as 70 mph. These conditions are expected to persist until Monday morning.

The National Weather Service predicts that winds in Boston and New York City could reach gusts of 50-60 mph, with even higher gusts of 60-70 mph possible along the southern coast of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. They have issued a warning stating that poorly secured outdoor objects may be damaged or blown away.

According to the weather service, there is a possibility of tree limbs, scattered trees, and power lines being downed during the weather event. They also mentioned that poorly secured outdoor objects could be damaged or blown away.

According to AccuWeather.com, the areas highlighted in red in the initial image are expected to experience scattered power outages.

Rainfall amounts in the region are now anticipated to be widespread, ranging from 2 to 4 inches, with the potential for even higher totals of up to 6 inches in certain areas.

Coastal areas should be prepared for potential flooding as a Flood Watch has been issued from Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night. It is important to be aware of the risk of localized flash flooding during this time.

Coastal areas, particularly those in the east, are currently under High Wind Advisories. In addition, eastern Long Island will be under a High Wind Warning from 4 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday, while much of eastern Massachusetts will be under the same warning from 10 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday.

According to AccuWeather.com, traveling on the roads and around airports will be challenging, particularly from late Sunday through Sunday night.

On Monday morning, there is a possibility of a transition to light snow in the interior regions, which could result in minor accumulation.

The weather on Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy and breezy all day long. Rainfall is likely to begin in the early afternoon, with temperatures reaching a high in the mid-50s.

Winds will shift to the northwest early in the morning on Monday, as the system moves out from west to east around midday. Following this, there will be a gradual clearing, with even some peeks of sunshine.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore, there will be some lingering rain for the start of the day on Monday in New York City. In Boston, gusty winds and heavier rain are expected to persist for a longer period of time.

The cold front passing through will bring in colder temperatures. We can expect Monday’s temperatures to reach only the low 40s, with the overnight temperatures dropping to the upper 20s.

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, we can expect mostly sunny weather with a brisk feel, as temperatures reach a high of around 40 degrees.

The weather forecast for Wednesday, December 13th, predicts clear skies and a high temperature in the upper 30s.

Thursday, December 14 is expected to bring clear skies and a mild high temperature ranging from the mid to upper 30s.

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