BOSTON (CBS) – After a dry end to Sunday’s weekend, a strong storm system will move through New England on Monday, bringing strong winds and pouring rain to the area.
Monday will start dry and cloudy, but it will rain around noon when a mild breeze hits Massachusetts. Monday and Tuesday highs will both be in the low 60s, though the rain will make them difficult to enjoy. The peak of the heaviest rain falls between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. On Monday.
The total rainfall will be impressive – between 1 “and 2” +! The soil is still slightly damp from several rain events over the past week, so this excessive rainfall can cause some poor drainage problems. Keep in mind that much of southern New England is still experiencing at least unusually dry conditions (according to the Drought Monitor) so rain is welcomed, but buckets of rain all of a sudden are not helping to fill the groundwater deficit.
Harmful wind is the number one concern in this storm. Although this is not a true northeast due to the stretch to the north and west, the strong wind will remind many of those strong storms in the past. The wind blows more than 80 km / h Monday to Tuesday.
Power outages are certainly possible, especially on the southeast coast, the Cape, and the islands.
Coastal flooding shouldn’t be too much of a problem as the tides are still several weeks away from the astronomical tides.
Cool air remains behind the storms for a few days.
Much calmer weather is expected from Wednesday to Friday, until another storm system threatens next weekend.