BOSTON (CBS) – After a day of soothing rain on Thursday, Friday seems a little brighter despite the mostly cloudy sky. However, if we start to dry up, the wind will start to grow.
A Wind Advisory will apply to southern New England from 12:00 noon. Friday until 2am on Saturday because of the strong wind potential.
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Wind gusts are sustained between 20-30 miles per hour through Friday with isolated gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The strongest gusts will be in the higher elevations.
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Isolated wind damage is possible but is unlikely to be widespread.
The storm that brought the soaked rain to the area is the system responsible for the wind. If it pushes offshore, the low pressure center will deepen and create a strong pressure gradient across New England. The steeper the pressure gradient, the stronger the wind.
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The wind will relax a bit on Saturday, although it will remain a bit windy into the afternoon. The highs return to the low 60s on Saturday and close to 70 degrees on Sunday.