BOSTON (CBS) – While some spots across interior northern Massachusetts and northward received a brief spell of snowflakes and ice pellets this morning, this early season Nor’easter was a wet one with no shoveling required.
Any meaningful accumulation of snow was confined to more highly elevated locations across northern New England this afternoon and evening. The highest snow totals in western Mass were less than 0.5” of snow before much of it melted as rain took over.
The rain has been continuous nearly all day, and the intensity has varied from moderate to heavy at times. Through the evening, the rain will turn to lighter showers.
The storm totals have generally ranged from 1-2 inches with a few isolated higher amounts.
Wind has been howling, with isolated wind gusts on the Cape over 60 mph! With the strong wind, pockets of tree damage and power outages. At the peak, around 15,000 customers were without power across the Commonwealth.
The coastal flooding threat diminished early. High tide hit early afternoon, and water levels receded after. There were some isolated spots that did have some wash-over, making roads impassable. Many of those roads have reopened.
As the shield of rain gradually shifts northward, the rain will taper off to more sporadic, lighter showers from south to north later this evening. There will be a few spotty showers overnight before a few rays of sunshine arrive Sunday afternoon.
Another round of showers arrives with an approaching storm system on Monday. Temperatures will be on the chilly side – only low 50s for afternoon highs.
Showers will be most likely in the afternoon and evening.
Oct. 21-27 was the first week below-average since mid-April!
Looking good for Tuesday and Halloween Wednesday with a general warming trend.
In fact, by Thursday, temperatures will approach 70!
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