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Updataed: Mon Nov 24, 2014 03:40PM
1h : Forecasters are reviewing the latest data for the mid week storm. We're also preparing to brief emergency managers.
2h : [110p] Radar update: Last of the showers exiting RI & eastern MA.
3h : [1230p] Windy & mild w/temps currently in 60s. Peak gust this hr: 46 mph atop Blue Hill in Milton, MA.
7h : Rain is starting to wind down across the region. Still some heavy downpours across RI and SE MA. Careful for ponding of water on roads.
10h : Significant winter storm likely to impact travel on Wednesday. Here is our latest thinking.
21h : A good bedtime read, likely to put you to sleep! Here's our forecast discussion & thinking for the Wed. storm:
23h : [Monday Afternoon] A lingering shower, otherwise blustery s-winds w/ highs nearing 70°F! Enjoy it!
23h : [@ Monday morn] Winds ≥ 50 mph @ 1 kft agl along w/ heavy rain & high astro tides lead to multiple headlines
24h : [350 pm] Brief period of heavy rain still expected Monday morning. Be prepared for a messy morning rush hour.
Nov 23 : [335 pm] Coastal Flood Advisory Issued for the South Coast. Pockets of minor coastal flooding possible during the Monday morning high tide.
Nov 23 : [230 pm] Wind Advisory Issued for Southern RI and far Southeast MA. Southerly wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph expected Monday morning.
Nov 23 : Confidence increasing in Wed storm. Significant impact to Holiday travel poss. Please retweet to spread the word.
Nov 23 : Quick moving system brings mix of issues tonight-tomorrow:
Nov 22 : Reminder: Don't rely on model snow accums, esp for early/late season storms! Sfc or snow growth temps not taken into account.
Nov 22 : Good to know. Thank you RT : W. Central NH, Plymouth/Rumney area, @ 1800', freezing rain/sleet for past 15m.
Nov 22 : We've been hearing the same from . Appreciate that report. RT : black ice Albany ny area
Nov 22 : [550p] Have anything to report? Monitoring for freezing rain; focus across W MA & S NH
Nov 22 : [225 pm] While there is a potential storm on Wednesday, keep in mind heavy rain will likely impact the Monday morning commute.
Nov 22 : [155 pm] Latest data indicates potential increasing for rain and/or snow Wednesday, but still not a certainty.
Nov 22 : Travel Plans Wednesday? Rain and/or snow is possible depending on the track of Low pressure. Please RT!

Updataed: Mon Nov 24, 2014 03:40PM
about an hour ago: Forecasters are busy reviewing the latest data for the mid week storm.

In addition to issuing forecasts, did you know we have other duties to perform before winter storms affect the area? We give briefings to state and local emergency managers, arrange extra staffing to handle the added workload, and coordinate with our Skywarn Amateur Radio partners to have their operations activated at the office. Of course, we also have someone dedicated to social media platforms so we can answer your questions!
10 hours ago: A significant winter storm will likely impact southern New England Wed/Wed night. Still an uncertain storm track but confidence is increasing in heavy snow across portions of the interior.
22 hours ago: [Monday Monday Monday!]

Hold onto your hats, don't forget an umbrella, and keep that jacket in the closet.

With winds of at least 50 mph 500 to 1000 feet above the ground, felt it worth it to issue a series of wind-related headlines across the waters and along the south-coast. Can't rule out threats of strong winds elsewhere. The biggest question is whether it'll mix down to the surface. The challenges of forecasting.

Expect widespread rain around Monday morning with embedded heavier showers and even possible thunderstorms, which could drag down some of the fast winds aloft. This added to our reasoning for the multitude of headlines.

Lastly, with high astronomical tides and anticipated winds, a coastal flood advisory has been hoisted for the s-coastline also for around Monday morning.

Otherwise, afterwards, some showers may linger and we could also see some glimpses of sun. Under a mild airmass, high temperatures may reach near 70°F! Wow!

Enjoy it! The weather will change appreciably as we go into Wednesday.
Yesterday: Confidence continues to increase on a storm impacting the region Wednesday into Wednesday night. Details such as how much rain and/or snow remain very uncertain. However, this storm has the potential to have a significant impact on Holiday travel.

Please like and share with your friends and family, to spread the word.
Yesterday: Quick moving system brings mix of issues tonight-tomorrow:
November 22: Spread the word.

We continue to monitor for a likely storm which will impact the region Wednesday into Thursday, the height of which will be around midnight Thursday.

Overwhelming uncertainty on specifics lend to a low confidence forecast at this time. We are diagnosing for several potential threats including snows across interior Southern New England, strong winds along the south- and southeast-shoreline, and heavy rain across Southeast New England.

Again, this is preliminary and there is no certainty to the forecast other than the fact that we are expecting a storm to have some sort of influence on the regions weather for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, notably one of the busiest travel days of the year, on into Thanksgiving morning.

We'll continue to make updates as we gain confidence in the forecast and have further details to pass along. Should you have any questions ahead of time, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
November 22: Travel plans on Wednesday? There is the potential for some rain and/or accumulating snow, but only if low pressure tracks close enough to the coast. The low could just as easily pass harmlessly out to sea with little fanfare. Its too early to rule anything in or out.

Please share these two potential scenarios with friends and family, especially those who have Holiday travel plans.
November 22: Will need to monitor for the threat of some light freezing rain mainly for western MA and southwestern NH late tonight. Still some uncertainty given temperatures and the fact that it is a light event.

Stay tuned!
November 21: Fun Fact: 88 inches of snow fell in Cowlesville, NY over a 3 day period from the Lake Effect Snow. If that much snow occurred in Boston, it would rank as the 4th snowiest winter!
November 21: Another cold shot tonight before our warming trend begins. Better bundle up tonight! These temperatures are typical in late December and mid January, not mid November.
November 21: Did you know? The NWS Boston office will have its last SKYWARN class for 2014 this Monday in East Sandwich at 7pm. RSVP is required so check out the following link for more details:
November 21: Record Low High Temperatures will be challenged today, but likely fall short for most. Worcester will be very close!
November 21: Another blustery and cold day today as many struggle to even reach freezing. The cold trend continues overnight tonight as well:
November 20: Prior to our warming trend, below average temperatures make a return for tomorrow.
November 20: Tired of the chilly temperatures? You're in luck, just a few more days of below average temperatures before a warm-up takes hold of the region. Only caveat is that there could be some rain showers on Monday.
November 20: Significant snowfall has impacted the Buffalo, NY region. What if it occurred in Southern New England? Is your car ready for winter? Check out some tips here:
November 20: Experts from the Climate Prediction Center discuss what is in store for the U.S. this winter:
November 20: Taunton's Weather Service Radar will down for maintenance until 5pm today.
November 20: A bit warmer today, but the temperatures near or below freezing return tomorrow:
November 19: Just missed! Not quite cold enough this afternoon to set records. Check out today's highs:
November 19: Check out how low the wind chill values fell early this morning with the cold temperatures and stirring winds.
November 19: Here's a briefing about the lake effect snows from our colleagues in the Northeast River Forecast Center.
November 19: The cold continues today, with the possibility of a few snow/rain showers overnight:
November 18: There is a theme for this evening's postCOLD!! Overnight lows will run anywhere from 12 to 17 degrees below seasonal normals for mid November. Readings will be mainly in the teens, which is LOWER than the coldest average lows in mid to late January, our coldest time of the year!

West winds will continue to stir through the night, gusting up to 20 to 25 mph. Wind chill readings will drop to the single digits away from the coast by early morning. BUNDLE UP if venturing out of doors tonight!!! Wear loose fitting, warm, lightweight clothing in layers, plus mittens and a hat.
November 18: It has been a cold, blustery day across the region today. West winds have been rather gusty. Check out the peak wind gusts through early this afternoon:
November 18: The earlier you wake up, the warmer it will be today. Temperatures are on the decline, and gusty winds are expected. Here's a look at the temperatures, winds and wind chills through tonight:
November 17: Tomorrow is another day, and that tomorrow will be significantly colder. Temperature differences on the order of -20° in comparison to the highs around the 50s we saw today!

Expect average highs Tuesday around the mid-30s, with the warmest conditions along the coast, and highs perhaps not even breaking the 30° mark across the high terrain.

Overnight COLD! Some of the lowest temperatures to be observed thus far for this season! Lows around the teens. Factor in blustery west winds, and you're talking wind chill values into the single digits at the bus stop Wednesday morning at 7 am.
November 17: High wind warning continues on Cape Cod and the Islands for another few hours.
November 17: Wind advisory has been cancelled, as well as high wind wrng except on Cape Cod & the islands. Flash flood watch has also been cancelled over most areas. A Flood watch continues for Cape Cod & the islands.
November 17: Severe thunderstorm warning for lower Cape Cod and Plymouth county has been cancelled. The cells that prompted the warning have weakened and moved offshore.
November 17: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for western Barnstable and portions of Dukes counties until 630 PM. Very strong thunderstorm moving onshore from Buzzards Bay into the Sandwich and Falmouth areas. Please send reports if you have any damage or very strong winds. Thanks. NOTE: We have also included portions of southern Plymouth county in this warning, including the Cape Cod Canal.
November 17: Any up to the minute reports of flooding in the Fall River or New Bedford areas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
November 17: Here is the latest update on our headlines, including High Wind Warnings, Flash Flood Watch, as well as the forecasted peak wind gusts into this evening. Check this out:
November 17: Heavier rain is starting to move into western Connecticut. As this line of heavier rain moves across Southern New England, poor drainage flooding is possible as well as strong, gusty winds.
November 17: Midday Update: A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for 3-11 pm today across Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts (excluding the islands). One to 2 inches of rain, with some locations possibly receiving an inch of rain in an hour, may cause significant urban and poor drainage flooding. Leaf-clogged drains can exacerbate the potential for flooding.
November 17: [10 am] A few locales S. NH/W. MA w/temps near frzg, incl. Granville & Goshen MA, Walpole NH. Pockets light freezing rain late this am.
November 17: Here's the latest on today's weather. Feel free to share with friends or family!

After the light wintry mix across the interior changes to rain this morning, our focus will turn to Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts where strong and possibly damaging winds are expected later this afternoon and early tonight. Gusts could reach 50 mph from Providence to Boston, and 60 mph on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are possible from eastern Connecticut across Rhode Island and into eastern Massachusetts. This may produce minor flooding of streets and underpasses that typically flood in heavy rain.

Also, don't be surprised to hear a rumble of thunder later today or this evening if you live in Connecticut, Rhode Island, or southeast Massachusetts.
November 17: [510 am] Light freezing rain/sleet are falling in the interior high terrain of MA/S. NH. Appreciate wx reports and/or road conditions.