Wednesday storm update
What you need to know
HIGH WIND WARNING for SAGADAHOC, LINCOLN, KNOX, WALDO, HANCOCK and Coastal and Central WASHINGTON Counties
WIND ADVISORY for YORK, CUMBERLAND, OXFORD, FRANKLIN, SOMERSET, ANDROSCOGGIN, KENNEBEC, PENOBSCOT, PISCATAQUIS, AROOSTOOK, and northern WASHINGTON COUNTIES
SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS and OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - KEEP YOUR PHONES CHARGED - EXPECT POWER LOSS
THE RED SQUALL LINE ahead of the front passing through the region tonight is when the strongest wind gusts are expected, between 7 PM (west / south) and MIDNIGHT (north / east). A rumble of THUNDER is possible.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY / SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTS for FREEZING RAIN... use the SUBTRACT 5° TEMPERATURE RULE on your vehicle thermometer to determine actual surface temperature. For those who travel in the foothills and mountains, anticipate that as a moving target between the peaks and valleys. IF WHAT YOU SEE IS WET, EXPECT ICE TO BE SAFE.
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING from HEAVY RAIN and SNOWMELT is possible over the interior. If you have snow on the ground, expect runoff. Low lying areas susceptible to flooding. Swift River in West Roxbury, this means you. STANDING WATER on roadways could cause HYRDROPLANING on the faster roadways. URBAN STREET FLOODING is possible from clogged drains due to blowing tree debris.
Areas of FOG are possible in areas that have a snowpack.
MINOR FLOODING, SPLASH-OVER, and EROSION possible for the shorelines with the 4 PM HIGH TIDE. WAVES building to 6-10' during the day, 8-15' Wednesday night, slowly subsiding on Thursday.
ALL LIQUID FREEZES UP OVERNIGHT - EXPECT PATCHY BLACK ICE THURSDAY MORNING.
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Stay aware, stay on alert, and stay safe! - Mike