by: Kevin Lemanowicz Updated:
TROPICAL STORM JOSE
70 MPH WINDS, MOVING NORTHEAST
Jose has turned toward the northeast, assuring it'll stay well offshore. This minimizes impacts to us in southern New England.
BIGGEST IMPACTS WEDNESDAY:
This is when all weather threats peak with the closest passage of Jose Wednesday afternoon. Plan on a wet and windy day on Cape Cod and Nantucket. There will be a sharp cutoff to that rain north and west. Here are some of the highlights...
RAINFALL: 1-3"in on Cape Cod and Islands (Flash Flood Watch in effect). Less rain for the rest of southern New England, including Boston and Worcester.
WINDS: Gusts to 45 mph are possible on Nantucket, which is closest to the storm. Winds could still gust 30 or 40 mph on the Vineyard and Cape Cod, and 20-30 mph on the South Shore. Isolated wind damage should be expected on Nantucket with uprooted and damaged trees are, along with power outages on the Cape and Islands.
STORM SURGE: 1-3 feet. Minor-moderate coastal flooding is likely with the high tides midday Wednesday, overnight, and again midday Thursday. Nantucket will see the worst of the high water.
BEACH EROSION will be the biggest issue. It will continue well into the end of the week because Jose will be so slow to pull away from New England.
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