BOSTON — A very strong late October coastal storm will impact the region Sunday into Monday
with strong to damaging winds, a few strong to severe thunderstorms and the potential for flash flooding.
The Impact Weather will move into New England late in the day Sunday.
“There’s the potential for as strong (or stronger) wind than what we had out of our last storm…centered on Sunday night, with a round of heavy rain as well,” StormTeam 5 chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard said.
A flood warning has been issued for much of Massachusetts for the potential of heavy rain from Sunday afternoon through Monday.
A high wind warning has been issued for all of all of southeastern Massachusetts, including Boston for wind gusts up to 65 mph through Monday.
Moderate to heavy rain will impact the entire region through early Monday with the potential for 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts possible.
The highest rainfall amounts will likely fall across central and western Massachusetts.
Fans planning to attend Sunday’s Patriots game at Gillette Stadium should dress for windy weather. The heaviest showers should arrive after the game has ended.
“Monday, the storm exits, in terms of the rain, but the strong winds are still with us for the first half of the day,” Leonard said.
Tidal flooding is not a major concern with this storm. Tides are low and the duration of strong winds will be fairly short.
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Not a Nor’easter
The term “Nor’easter” has been tossed around for years with almost reckless abandon at times. Bottom line, a Nor’easter is a very strong storm that will bring high winds from the northeast. Locally, nor’easters produce coastal flooding along the eastern coast of New England that can vary depending on duration, intensity, and when is hits, relative to the tide cycles.
In Sunday’s case, our winds will come from the south or southeast.
However the storm is referred to, the threat for damaging winds will remain high Sunday night and rain may lead to flooding in some areas outside of 128.