December 4, 2020 – Weather Update | High Wind Watch for Cape Cod and the Islands on Saturday

Filed in Alerts, General by on December 4, 2020

Strong winds are likely along the coast and a high wind watch has been issued for coastal Plymouth county to Cape Cod and the Islands.

Gusts could be 60-65 mph resulting in possible scattered power outages across the region.  The MACC is on standby for this event and continues to monitor this situation.

Read the following National Weather Service – Boston/Norton report 12/4/2020 4:15 AM:

OVERVIEW:
▪ Strong storm will bring heavy rain changing to a period of heavy snow across the interior along with strong wind gusts along the coast.

TIMING

▪ Saturday into Saturday Night

HAZARDS & IMPACTS
▪ Significant snow accumulation possible over the interior with scattered power outages where heavy snow accumulates
▪ Areas of urban and poor drainage street flooding possible across RI and southeast MA
▪ Strong winds along the coast; gales and very rough seas coastal waters

NWS ALERTS
▪ Winter Storm Watch across most of west, central and northeast Massachusetts; High Wind Watch for coastal Plymouth county and Cape/Islands

FORECAST CHALLENGES
▪ Axis of heaviest snowfall may shift east or west depending on the track of the storm
▪ Later forecasts may show higher or lower snowfall totals for a given location depending on any changes to the storm track

NEXT BRIEFING
By 6pm Friday, December 4

Please also refer to NOAA’s Winter Weather page (https://www.weather.gov/box/winter) for additional information.

 

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