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Torrential downpours and gusty winds

Next Weather: WBZ Forecast
Next Weather: WBZ Forecast 03:21

By Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Meteorologist, Executive Weather Producer

BOSTON - The WBZ Weather Team is continuing the NEXT Weather Alert for the rain and wind coming Wednesday afternoon and evening.

November going out with a bang. . . We are in for a wild 24 hours as a windswept soaker is on the way.


2 p.m. Rain is quickly overspreading the area from west to east. . . heaviest in western Mass, just arriving in parts of eastern Mass. 

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 Winds will be steadily increasing, averaging about 15-30 mph (steady) with gusts to 40 mph.

5 p.m. A miserable ride home. Heavy, torrential downpours in central and eastern Mass. Localized flooding and ponding on the roads. 

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Winds will be nearing their peak, gusting 30-50 mph out of the south. 

8 p.m. The rain will taper off to the west; the last downpours will exit the coastline in the 8 p.m. hour. The peak winds will be over southeastern Mass. at this time, still gusting to near 50 mph.  

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To the west of Boston the winds will begin to shift into the west and taper just a bit.

From there, the rest of the night will remain dry and while the winds will be past their peak, we will stay gusty all night long (generally 20-40 mph).

Same deal on Thursday...Sunshine returns but the winds stay busy, gusting over 40 mph at times.

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By Thursday night, the winds will begin to ease, gusting between 15-30 mph at the Pats game.

Friday is quiet and will be the best day of the next several to get outdoors and hang your holiday decorations.

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The active pattern continues this weekend with another windswept rain event Saturday PM and a windy, chilly Sunday.

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