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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
343 AM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Southern Oxford-
Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior Cumberland Highlands-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-
Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-Western And Central Hillsborough-
343 AM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for south central Maine, west
central Maine, western Maine, New Hampshire, central New Hampshire,
northern New Hampshire and southern New Hampshire.

.Monday through Saturday.

A strong storm system brings rain to the area Monday evening into
Tuesday morning. Rain could be heavy at times with ponding of water
in poor drainage areas possible. Breezy winds will be likely with
gusts to 30 mph with higher gusts in the mountains.


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National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
242 AM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

Eastern Essex MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-
Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Gloucester, Quincy, Taunton, Brockton,
Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham,
Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, Nantucket, Providence,
Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick,
Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, Newport, and New Shoreham
242 AM EST Sun Nov 29 2020


* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph possible.

* WHERE...Southern Rhode Island, southeast Massachusetts including
Cape Cod and the Islands as well as coastal Essex county.

* WHEN...From Monday afternoon through Monday evening. Strongest
winds expected from 2 PM through midnight

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down some trees and power
lines. Scattered power outages are possible. Travel could be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.


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situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.

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National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
525 AM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

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Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-
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Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI-
525 AM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

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Massachusetts, eastern Massachusetts, northeastern Massachusetts,
western Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.

Monday through Saturday.

Strong south winds gusting up to 50 mph Monday afternoon and evening
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A chance of showers between 10am and noon, then rain after noon. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 56. Light east wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.




PB/KE: A chance of showers before 11am, then rain, mainly after 11am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 54. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.



Monday Night

Rain, mainly before 1am. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 52. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

PB/KE: Rain, mainly before 1am. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 51. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.



Rain likely, mainly between 11am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.




PB/KE: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.




Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.




PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.





Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

PB/KE: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.


Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 30.




PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.











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Saturday Night





Sunny, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.


Sunday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Increasing clouds, with a low around 31. Calm wind.

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Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

11/29 -  8:59 AM:  Today is the calm before the storm. A very pleasant late November day with highs around 50°, which is above normal. In fact, temps remain mild until we get past the storm tracking to our west. This looks like a two day affair. On Monday: If there is any early morning breaks of sun they close up quickly and precip will begin to move in from the SW and into southern NH mid to late morning, and spreading quickly across the rest of the forecast area midday to mid afternoon. The rain could become heavy later in the afternoon as well. Temps will rise through the day reaching highs of 45-50 in the mountains, and in the low to mid 50s in the south around sunset. SE winds begin to pick up mid to late afternoon, but the strongest winds are expected Mon. night. Potent low pressure system will bring strong to potentially damaging winds along the coast and heavy rain. The window for strongest winds will be from 4pm to midnight. Current thinking is that for a few hours Monday night winds will gust in the 40 to 50 mph range along the coast and in the 40 mph range here in the Monadnocks. See the current Hazardous Weather Outlooks here. Some of that rain will continue into Tuesday before the system pulls away. Gusty winds continue into Tuesday, not as strong. Total rainfall from Monday into Tuesday night will be in the 1-2 inch rain with local amounts to 3 inches. Wednesday looks sunny, cooler. Stay tuned.
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High pressure passes south of New England for fair weather
today. Intensifying area of low pressure will track to our west
Monday night into Tuesday bringing heavy rain and strong winds
along the coast. Low pressure lingers to our northwest through
midweek with steady rain tapering to showers late Tuesday.
Slightly cooler air moves in Tuesday night with lingering
showers changing to snow showers into the mountains into
Wednesday. The region dries out Thursday into Friday with
another system possible next weekend.

High pressure to our south will result in sunny and very pleasant
temperatures today. Low pressure will pass well to our west Monday
into Monday night, bringing the potential for a period of strong to
damaging wind gusts along with heavy rain and localized street
flooding. Above normal temperatures Monday into Tuesday, then
trend seasonably cool midweek, then back to at or above normal
late week. More rain is possible around Saturday.



* Strong to Damaging Wind Gusts Mon afternoon/evening

* High Wind Watch In Effect for much of RI/SE MA

* Heavy rain & a few embedded t-storms may result in street flooding



* Improving weather Tue with a drying trend, but a few isolated rain
showers possible, then isolated snow showers/flurries Tue ngt/Wed

* Warm Tuesday then colder Tue night/Wed/Wed night before temps
returning to at or above normal Thu/Fri/Sat

* Mainly dry Thu and likely into much of Fri before the next
chance of precipitation arrives around Saturday

11/28 -  5:21 PM:  We had a brief shower here in Peterborough, NH late this afternoon after a day of changeable skies. Skies will clear out tonight and it will be colder than last night. Temperatures tonight drop into the low 30s to the upper 20s.High pressure builds to the East Coast on Sunday with our area on the northern edge of it. We`ll keep a light westerly flow and temperatures near or a bit above normal for this time of year. We should also see at least a good deal more sunshine than has been observed in recent days. The high shifts offshore Sunday night with temperatures dropping into the 20s overnight in relatively calm conditions. Some cloud cover begins arriving later in the night in advance of the next storm system, so lows may happen earlier in the night than normal. The focus of the long range forecast remains fixed on an early- week storm poised to bring a period of heavy rain and strong winds to the region during the second half of Monday into Tuesday along with unseasonably warm conditions. Overall little change in thinking exists to this portion of the forecast from prior issuances. Upper level troughing will keep conditions unsettled mainly over the mountains through the middle of the week as a cooler air mass closer to normal settles in, then high pressure building by to our south offers a drying trend late in the week. An active troughing pattern keeps stormy weather over the greater CONUS throughout the week into the weekend with another system making its approach to New England sometime around the middle of the weekend. There will be a break on Tuesday in the warm sector with temperatures warming into the 50s and even low-60s, which will allow for an southeasterly/onshore breeze for much of the day with some breaks in the clouds. The upper level trough axis driving the system swings over the Mid-Atlantic coast by Tuesday evening. Stay tuned. Hazardous Weather Outlook.

After a few showers this evening, high pressure builds toward
the East Coast through Sunday with mostly dry and pleasant
weather expected for late November. The next storm system
arrives late Monday with a period of heavy rain expected and
strong winds along the coast. Rain and showers may continue
through Tuesday before a cold front ushers in some cooler air
Tuesday night into Wednesday. Temperatures will hover near or a
little above normal through the end of the weak with relatively
quiet weather.

Clouds continue to clear overnight. Plenty of sunshine is
expected for Sunday. Strong low pressure lifts through the Mid
Atlantic on Monday. This will bring the potential for strong to
possibly damaging winds and heavy rain Monday and Monday night.
Above normal temperatures early in the week trend seasonably
cold midweek, then normal late week.


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Sunday begins with clouds in the mountains, but sunshine everywhere.

Clouds will take over the sky early in the morning on Monday. Showers will break out in the afternoon with some downpours. The heaviest rain will be on Monday evening.

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