Strong low pressure is lifting up the Eastern Seaboard this morning and will push into Southern New England tonight.
Out ahead of this storm center, a wide swath of rain and embedded downpours is pushing into our area and will persist through a good chunk of the day, leading to pockets of street flooding here and there and plenty of big puddles around the Cape.
In addition the heavy rain, strong gusty east and northeast winds developed first thing this morning and will last throughout most of the daylight hours, with winds settling down this evening. The peak of the wind looks to be from midday into mid to late afternoon. Frequent gusts over 40 mph will occur, scattered gusts to 50 to 55 mph will be recorded and a few spots will likely record a gust to 60 mph or so through the day. Some spotty power outages are anticipated.
The strong onshore wind, approaching low pressure center and recent full moon will result in some areas of coastal flooding and beach erosion at the time of high tide early this afternoon.