What to Expect from Boston’s First Nor’easter of the Season

By Sophia Giordano

Massachusetts is getting its first dose of turbulent weather this week. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning on Monday, which will be in effect until Wednesday at 2 p.m. Here’s what to expect for the rest of Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

Expect heavy rain on Tuesday night. Rainfall rates have the potential to exceed 1 inch per hour, making flooding of roads and low-lying areas highly likely. Boston specifically is expected to receive an additional 3 to 4 inches of rain. There will be strong to damaging winds that could reach 60 to 70 m.p.h. in Boston and Cape Cod. These gusts could cause damage to trees and power lines, meaning there is a possibility of large power outages across Eastern Mass

The highest winds will start Tuesday night and last until about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, with some impact on morning commutes. Heavy rain will taper off by mid-morning on Wednesday, and winds will die down significantly. The Nor’easter will pass Mass. by Wednesday evening.

Be extremely cautious on the road tonight and tomorrow morning, and before you go to bed tonight, make sure to secure any loose outdoor Halloween decorations.