NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: Wind Advisory and Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND

ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM

EST THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION…PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST

INCLUDING CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* WINDS…EAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH WIDESPREAD GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

ISOLATED GUSTS OF AROUND 55 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…EASTERLY WINDS WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH THE MORNING

HOURS…REMAINING STRONG TO DAMAGING AROUND THE MIDDAY INTO

AFTERNOON HOURS PRIOR TO TAPERING INTO EVENING.

* IMPACTS…WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING LARGE

BRANCHES AND EVEN FEW TREES. THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME ISOLATED

POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR

HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE

ISLAND

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1.50 TO 2.50 INCHES ARE EXPECTED…BUT

LOCALIZED RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 3 AND 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

MOST OF THE RAIN SHOULD FALL LATER THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY

EVENING HOURS. WITH THE GROUND PARTIALLY FROZEN BY RECENT COLD

WEATHER…AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT DRAINS COULD BE LEAF-CLOGGED

THERE IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF SOME URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE STREET

FLOODING.

* THERE WILL ALSO LIKELY BE DRAINAGE COMPLICATIONS FOR EASTERN

MASSACHUSETTS SHORELINE COMMUNITIES DURING THE MIDDAY HIGH-TIDE.

EXPECTING DRAINS TO BACK UP AGAINST THE RISING TIDE WITH THE

EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF RAIN.

* THE HEAVIEST RAIN LOOKS TO COINCIDE WITH AT LEAST PART OF THE

TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING RUSH HOUR. THIS WILL LIKELY MAKE

FOR A VERY DIFFICULT COMMUTE SO MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

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