After the Storm . . .
Hundreds of thousands of both Eversource and National Grid customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are without power as of Saturday night. The storm brought hurricane force winds that knocked down trees and utility lines.
It's a cold night to be without power.
On top of that, there is coastal flooding again a the high tide cycles for north and east facing coastal locations (through 1 a.m. Sunday) with a storm surge expected of 3 feet or so, on top of churning seas of 10 to 20 feet. There is inland flooding too along creeks, streams, and rivers across the area, that are expected to crest Sunday into Monday 1 to 3 feet above flood stage.
The winds will subside over the next few days. There is a chance of some mix showers Sunday overnight through Monday morning. After that, Tuesday is the 'pick of the week' before another, less intense storm system, may bring some snow/mix Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. Temps will be running below average over the next 10 days.
For those looking forward to Spring, next weekend, Saturday night before bed is the time to set your timepieces forward one hour as we go into Eastern Daylight Time. 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. early Sunday morning, extended the sunset time to nearly 7 p.m.!