Nor’easter Wrapping UpNovember 8th, 2012 at 7:29 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
The storm system in the northeast states will finally wrap up today, but not before making more of a mess. This morning heavy snow was falling from New Jersey up to Maine. Plus the wind gusts were very strong near the center.
Wind gusts were above 55mph on Nantucket island. Heavy rain also fell across parts of the region. Their weather should improve later today as the low begins to push east. For us locally, we only saw a few spotty showers since last night. The surface temps actually stayed up a bit last night as the clouds stayed thick and the winds stayed up. So we bottomed out in the 40s mostly. Later today the sun will break out, and the high temperatures will rise to the mid 50s.
We did have some nuisance-type tidal flooding in the typical areas this morning, but it wasn’t too bad. Sewell’s Point got up to about 4.3ft. It will be back up again this afternoon to about the same level, but this will be below the minor tidal flooding threshold of 5ft.
Tonight skies will be clear, but we should have some wind. Low temperatures will drop to the upper 30s, but there will probably be some low/mid 30s inland where the winds will be lighter. Winds will be northwest at 5-15mph depending on location. (Calmer inland)
Tomorrow we’ll see lots of sunshine and highs in the upper 50s. Dry weather is expected for the whole weekend with upper 60s to low 70s for highs. Should be great. It’s just in time for my mom to come into town.
Meteorologist: Jeremy wheeler