Forecast: Worst Of Storm Is Over, But Winds Linger

Sunday was a wild night across southern New England, with very heavy rain and gusty winds that approached hurricane-strength force along the coastline.

More than 200,000 people were without power as I started to write this early Monday morning. The storm is now headed up into Maine and Canada, and there will be a lull in the wind that will develop as the rain ends.

This lull won't last the entire day, however, as the wind will pick back up this afternoon. Some of the stronger bursts may exceed 40 mph. This could create a few additional power outages, but we will not see anything as widespread as we saw last night.

Rainfall across the region was quite heavy, ranging between 2 and 4 inches.

Winds will be gusty all afternoon Monday and even into Tuesday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Winds will be gusty all afternoon Monday and even into Tuesday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

We'll look for clearing skies this afternoon and temperatures will actually fall from the morning highs in the 60s down into the mid-50s by the time you head home from work or school. Overnight temperatures will fall down into the 40s, which is typical for this time of the year.

Most importantly for our young readers, Halloween night looks to be dry and not too cold. Temperatures will be falling from the 50s into the 40s as the night goes on.

When you get up Wednesday morning you can expect a frost on the ground — the first frost some places have had all year. Sunshine continues Wednesday with just the chance of a few showers.

Thursday, a cold front will pass through the area. At this point, the weekend looks dry with clouds and sunshine, but chilly, with highs only in the 50s.

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Monday: Clouds and a few morning showers. Winds pick back up and are gusty.  Temperatures fall into the 50s.

Monday Night: Partly to mostly clear. Cooler. Lows in the 40s.

Tuesday: Sunshine, still breezy. Highs in the mid 50s.

Wednesday: Sunshine and cool. Highs 50-55.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a few showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and mild. Highs 65-70.


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