Tropical Storm Irene: Latest Conditions For Southern New England

By Barry Burbank, WBZ-TV Meteorologist

BOSTON (CBS) – Tropical Storm Irene will continue to accelerate northeastward across northern New England Sunday evening.

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With rapid air pressure rises, the wind will continue to be brisk and gusty in much of the region well into the evening, especially over the South Coast.

The wind will veer from south to southwesterly and enhance the storm tide especially in the bays such as Narragansett Bay and Buzzards Bay. A surge of more than 6 feet is probable which would cause significant flooding in many of the communities especially those surrounding the upper portion of Buzzards Bay.

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In the meantime, drier air will be whipping around the underside of the storm, so the high-to-oppressive humidity will be shoved out to sea overnight as the wind gradually becomes more tame.

Clearing will ensue and we will be rewarded with several delightful days this coming week featuring a sunny to partly cloudy sky and delightful temperatures ranging from the 50’s to lower 60’s at night to the upper 70’s to lower 80’s by day.

There is a slight risk of a shower on Thursday with the next real risk of showers and storms holding off until next Sunday during Labor Day Weekend.

Watch Barry Burbank and Todd Gutner’s forecast:

Stream and small river flooding is occurring over central and western New England and some serious flooding is expected in western areas in the next couple days as the larger rivers crest. Additional trees may be uprooted this evening, thanks to the saturated ground and the remaining gusty wind.

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  • David White

    Thanks Barry and your colleagues for your great work and coverage at this time.

  • waterguy

    Barry u called it, Gloria track it is, I think this storm will be downgraded to a TS soon, kinda looks like Irene is falling apart. Kinda like a nor Easter sorry to say Pete Bouchard was calling for that yesterday. New England is lucky to have Burbank!

  • justawful

    HAHA. I love how these stations are DYING for a disaster. They are actually LOOKING for houses with missing shingles in the weather helicopter. Dispicable really.

  • Julie

    would be nice if just once they told the people living in the Worcester area what was going on. Just the comment ” it is raining” doesn’t do it.

  • harhar

    It’s funny how all these stations are all Boston focused…like New England is Boston only…no RI, CT, NH, VT, or ME.

    • Thomas Hood

      Try tuning in to a local station in your area. I also hate that WTMJ only covers Milwaukee, but that’s understandable since it’s a Milwaukee station.

  • Jim Smitts

    It is CBS BOSTON…..

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