BOSTON (CBS)– Energy is transferring to a developing wave of low pressure or secondary storm system over northeastern PA at midday. The center of this wave will track across CT this afternoon to northern RI to near Foxboro to just south of Boston from early to mid-evening.
It does NOT have the atmospheric support for bombogenesis like the ferocious storm during the night of Oct. 16 into Oct. 17.
This system will not contain the dynamics to trigger considerable coastal wind damage, but it will be capable of cranking up the wind primarily for the Cape resulting in isolated spotty damage.
Due to astronomical conditions, namely a new moon, the high tides are extra high the next few days. Building waves up to 5 to 9 feet is expected this afternoon into the evening with a subsiding sea tomorrow. The strengthening wind over the Cape this afternoon will be decreasing later this evening before the high tide close to 11:30 p.m. There may be some splash-over on the more vulnerable shore roads down there with some spotty minor lowland flooding. For all coastal areas, the highest scheduled tides up to 12 feet occur during the midday hours tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday. During that period, the onshore wind will be relatively light compared to this afternoon and early evening. As a result, some minor lowland flooding in the usual susceptible areas is anticipated.