BOSTON (UKTN) – After a blissful day of rain on Thursday, Friday looks a little clearer, despite mostly cloudy skies. However, as we start to dry out, the wind will start to pick up.
A wind advisory is in effect for southern New England from 12:00 p.m. Friday until 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning for the high wind potential.
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Wind gusts will be maintained between 20 and 30 mph through Friday, with isolated gusts of up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts will occur at the higher altitudes.
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Isolated wind damage is possible, but it is not expected to be widespread.
The storm that brought the heavy rain to the area is the system responsible for the wind. As it pushes off the coast, the low pressure center will deepen, causing a strong pressure gradient over New England. The steeper the pressure gradient, the stronger the wind.
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The wind will ease somewhat on Saturday, although it will remain a bit windy in the afternoon. Highs return to 60s lows on Saturday and nearly 70 degrees on Sunday.