Hundreds of thousands without power in MA after storm

Strong Winds & Heavy Rain May Lead to Power Issues
Heavy rain, high wind expected to return for Sunday's storm - WFSB 3 Connecticut
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31 October, 2017

In addition, drivers in high-profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside.

Periods of heavy rain are expected today with embedded thunderstorms. A flash flood warning was called in Worcester County until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

More than 800,000 homes and businesses lost electricity overnight throughout the Northeast, including about 300,000 customers in MA, 270,000 in New Hampshire, 142,000 in Rhode Island, 30,000 on New York's Long Island, 56,000 in ME and 35,000 in Vermont, according to local media. The strongest winds will be tonight.* WINDS.Northwest 20 to 35 miles per hour with gusts around 50 to 55 miles per hour.* IMPACTS.Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Colder air moves in Monday with temps hitting a high in the 50s early, then falling into the 40s by the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low around 28 degrees.

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There could be some wet snow overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, Otherwise, Wednesday will be rainy with highs around 50. The winds from the storm will come from the south, he said.

It will be partly sunny with a chance of rain on Friday and partly sunny, but drier, on Saturday and Sunday. At the same time, another front and wave of low pressure try to approach from our southwest.

But, she says, after the tricky weather, we're in for a treat. The strongest part of the storm doesn't move into the state until Sunday evening and continues into Monday morning. Expect the worst of it between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Monday.


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