Forecast: Weekend Storm Comes To Region

A storm will bring rain and wind to the region Saturday into the evening hours along with gusty winds and chilly temperatures. The storm comes in two waves with the first batch of rain lasting into the middle of the evening.

As a second wave of low pressure passes up the coast early Sunday bringing another round of rain especially east of the Interstate 95 corridor. It may be cold enough for some wet snow in the higher elevations.

If the Sunday morning system tracks close enough to the coastline then there could be a slushy accumulation of snow on the grass, car tops and other colder surfaces. The most likely spots for this would be higher elevations and areas north toward southern Maine and New Hampshire.

Winds are going to be the big issue with this system as they will gust over 50 miles per hour along the coast and into the 40s inland. These types of wind speed can cause power outages and bring down some tree limbs or unhealthy trees.

Any coastal flooding will be minor, but there will also be beach erosion.

The winds will be strong into Sunday morning before diminishing late in the day.

Temperatures will be cold all weekend and get even colder Sunday night when most areas experience their first freeze of the season.

Sunshine returns on Monday with highs in the 40s and it turns even milder Tuesday.

Today: Windy with rain developing. Highs in the mid 40s.

Tonight: Rain ending between 8 and 10 p.m. Windy, lows in the upper 30s.

Sunday: A period of morning rain and snow then cloudy, clearing late. Windy. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Monday: Sunny, with a high in the mid 40s. Still breezy.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 50s.

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David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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