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Wet & Windy North West

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An upper-atmospheric area of low pressure slid southeast from the Great Lakes and spawned an area of low pressure. This low is spinning off the Northeast coast and is slowly move northeast and will remain off the New England coast through early Friday. The low will also intensify as it meanders off the Eastern Seaboard.

Background

Flood Watches

Flood Watches

Flood Watches

Flood Watches
Background

Thursday's Forecast

Thursday's Forecast

Thursday's Forecast

Thursday's Forecast
This low in combination with a strong surface high pressure system in eastern Canada has created a tight pressure gradient which is bringing strong northeasterly winds into parts of the Northeast. This is an onshore wind for parts of New England, raising concerns for minor coastal flooding and beach erosion due to the prolonged duration and long fetch of these winds, particularly from the North Shore region of Massachusetts into Downeast Maine.

The subtropical jet stream has moved north which brought tropical moisture northward, enhancing the rainfall across the region.

(FORECAST: New York | Boston | Portland, Maine)

The strongest northeast winds will likely be found from northeast Massachusetts to Down East Maine with sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Wind advisories have been issued for parts of Maine and eastern Massachusetts through Thursday. There is the possibility of more downed tree limbs than normal for the given wind speeds due to the fully leafed trees and heavy rain

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