A powerful low pressure center pulling away from the region, combined with strong, cold, high pressure building in from the west is setting us up for a period of very windy weather today into tonight.
Here on the Cape, winds this morning are already gusting to 30 to 40 mph. However, to our west, gusts to 50 to 60 mph are already being recorded and those stronger winds are headed eastward.
So as we press through the day today, westerly winds will steadily increase…with gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range this morning increasing to 40 to 50 mph during the midday hours and further increasing to 50 to 60 mph during the afternoon and evening hours. In fact, from mid-afternoon through late evening, it’s possible a few spots gust to 65 or even 70 mph.
Winds of this magnitude will certainly lead to some pockets of tree and limb damage and cause resultant power outages around the area.
The strong westerly wind will also drive much colder air into the region, with temperatures falling to the upper 10s and lower 20s tonight and struggling to get back to 30F on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the region, in anticipation of the strong and damaging wind gusts.