Storm Brings High Winds, Power Outages To Mass. Towns

(Courtesy National Weather Service)
(Courtesy National Weather Service)

Thousands of Massachusetts residents are without power as a powerful storm moved into the region on Monday. The National Weather Service said residents should expect high winds and heavy rain from the front rolled through the area.

High wind warnings and advisories are in effect for much of the state from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., with gusts up to 60 miles per hour expected. The weather service says downed trees and power lines are possible.

"I do think there's going to be scattered power outages, especially over eastern Massachusetts, the Cape and the Islands, Cape Ann as well," WBUR meteorologist Dave Epstein said.

Southeast Massachusetts could see up to 2 inches of rain, and some street flooding is also possible due to the downpours, the National Weather Service said.

"After the rainfall moves into today, I think we're going to see around an inch of rain [in Boston] but where we see showers and thunderstorms, that's where the winds will be heaviest," Epstein said.

He said if Boston gets at least a half inch of rain, it will mean that the city saw above average rainfall for the month of November.

Temperatures are expected to remain mild Tuesday, though some isolated showers could linger. Then sunshine and cooler, more seasonable temperatures will return, according to the weather service.

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