BOSTON (CBS) – A Spring storm in the middle of the Winter is causing all kinds of problems tonight from Maine to Florida. Warm air has surged into New England out ahead of this system and temps are at lofty levels currently near 60 degrees! The winds that are bringing in the warm air are beginning to ramp up and later tonight and early tomorrow morning could gust over 60 mph…there is a High Wind Warning in place for the entire State until 9AM Thursday morning.
That’s about the time when the potent coldfront will be sweeping offshore and ending the heavy downpours and damaging windgusts but between 3AM and 8AM very heavy rain and wind will be at their peak. Rain amounts may exceed an inch in spots leading to some minor and temporary street flooding and the strong gusts could bring down limbs leading to power outages. After 9AM, the wind will shift into the west…the sun will pop out and temps will begin to tumble. The high will be set early in the morning, well into the 50s but by the end of the day temps will have fallen all the way in the 40s and 30s.
Winter will return beginning on Friday as another extended cold stretch will settle in…not as harsh as the last but highs will be right around 30 for several days. There is also a good chance to see a period of light snow on Sunday that may leave behind an inch or two.