Major Storm Brushes by SNE Wednesday

An incredibly strong ocean storm will deliver a glancing blow to most of Southern New England on Wednesday. Snow is likely in RI and SE MA early in the day, and it will be steadiest in Eastern MA – particularly on Cape Cod and the islands. Snow will end from west to east on Wednesday. Snow should end in RI by about 10 am, near Buzzards Bay by noon, and on Cape Cod by late in the day. Winds will increase to 15-30 mph with gusts to 40-50 mph possible by dawn.

The huge storm takes aim at Nova Scotia on Wednesday afternoon
The huge storm takes aim at Nova Scotia on Wednesday afternoon

The storm will continue intensifying on Wednesday, and the wind will increase to 20-35 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph on Cape Cod. Peak wind gusts near Buzzards Bay could be close to 60 mph, and it may gust to 50 mph at the RI coast. The winds should peak by midday, but it will stay gusty in the afternoon. Highs will only be in the low to mid 30s.

Right Weather - Snow Forecast
Right Weather – Snow Forecast

Skies will clear Wednesday night, and the breeze will eventually relax to 10-15 mph. The temperature will fall into the mid to upper teens – very cold for late March. Thursday looks bright, but cool, with highs struggling to reach 40°.

The wind will shift to the south-southwest on Friday. The temperature will rise into the 50s on Friday as clouds increase during the day. Rain showers are possible Friday night into early Saturday morning. There will be a break in the action for most of the day on Saturday before rain returns late in the day or during the evening. Highs will be near 50 on Saturday. Steady rain is likely Saturday night into Sunday morning. The rain may linger through most of Sunday morning before clearing in the afternoon. It will be a bit cooler with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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