One week following Sandy’s lashing and another storm is brewing. The jetstream is diving deep into the South, bundles of energy will dive down the base of the through combining into a large Nor’easter off the East Coast. The storm will be powerful but it won’t hold a candle to Sandy’s fury. However, like Sandy, it will be a long storm lasting Wednesday Evening through Thursday evening.
The wind will begin picking up during the day on Wednesday with rain overspreading the area in the early evening making for a wet ride home. As the sun sets Wednesday evening and the rain gets harder I expect some wet snow to mix in with the cold rain drops even in and around Boston. In fact, it’s possible for a thin slushy coating of snow to accumulate on the grass or deck from 128 to 495 before the warmer air wins out late in the evening…roads will stay snow-free however. A few inches of heavy wet snow will accumulate in the hills of Worcester County, the Monadnock Region of NH and The Berks Wednesday night before a changeover to rain early Thursday morning.
The storm will have a low pressure associated with it making for very strong wind gusts along the coast especially. There is a High Wind Watch for all of Eastern MA for gusts to 60mph…away for the coast gusts could reach 45mph…strong enough for a few power outages and pockets of tree damage.
Lastly, the ocean will once again pound the coastline. 15-20 waves and a small storm surge at high tide Wednesday evening and Thursday morning will lead to minor to moderate coastal flooding and beach erosion. This time around East facing beaches and coastal locals will get hit the hardest, unlike with Sandy where it was the SE facing coastline.