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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