Excuse the bad news, but Red Sox lost at 3:30 and now it will be a nor easter.The storm is…
Excuse the bad news, but Red Sox lost at 3:30 and now it will be a nor easter.
The storm is expected to give “widespread rain as well as harmful winds on the coast” through the day Saturday, according to the National Weather Service on Twitter.
Boston could see 1-2 inches of rain, 40 miles per hour of winds with winds over 58 miles per hour, and high tide as much as 2 meters higher than normal, according to Kim Buttrick, a weather meteorologist. Most of the storm could last as late as 8:00, she said. The high temperatures in the city saturday are likely to peak in the low 50’s.
The worst of the storm’s impact is likely to be around Scituate, where high tide could swell to 3 meters above normal, according to Buttrick. South Shore and Nantucket are likely to carry the storm’s storm, she said.
A big wind warning applies to the south coast and the islands until kl. with winds and winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour up to 60 miles per hour. “Damage winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected” on Cape Cod and the islands, forecasts wrote.
Thunderstorms are also a possibility for southern Massachusetts, which means there is potential for tornado or waterpip “although it is a very low, low risk” Mentrick said.
When the rain fell on Saturday morning, there were already power outages throughout the state, but blackouts only affects 400 customers at 11am, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
The biggest support was in Lynn, where 114 homes and businesses were apparently without power at 11.00
. By the end of October, the Norwegian season’s normal beginning, this storm is a bit unusual because it is derived from a powerful category 5 Hurricane Willa in the Pacific, according to Buttrick.
She said that the storm “could even hurt more with hardwoods”, with greater risk of upholstered socks and broken limbs, she said.
Some snow and cables are also possible at higher altitudes in the interior of the state at the beginning of the storm, forecasters wrote. The first snow of the season had been observed in Rowe, in the northwestern part of the state, before 07:00 according to the weather service.
And in contrast to the corner of the state, the Steering Authority reported 3 meters of sea and 40 knots of winds, or about 46 miles per hour, at 8 o’clock, said the weather service on Twitter.
The weather service issued a mad warning for Boston Harbor, where cruise ships and tankers travel in and out Saturday, mentrick said. Swells can grow to 20 meters offshore, she said.
Steamship Authority interrupted seven trips due to the conditions from 8:35 to 12:00. High-speed ferry services from Hyannis to Nantucket were interrupted on Saturday, and Martha’s Vineyard service was interrupted all day, says Hy-Line Cruises on Twitter.
But maybe there is a silver lining after all.
“We handle at least only the rain aspect,” Buttrick said. “Not snow”.
Globe correspondent Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report. Lucas Phillips can be reached at [email protected]