Nor’easter Brings Gusty Winds, Rain to Seacoast
The nor'easter will bring strong wind to the immediate coast and some heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
The impact on the Seacoast was dependent on the track of the storm which forecasters at the National Weather Service have agreed will track closer to the southern New England coastline. Rain will come in waves and continue into Wednesday tapering off in the afternoon but the bigger issue will be the wind.
"The trend has been to increase some of the wind. Monday we were feeling like there could be damage to tree branches but we've updated such that along the immediate coast and over the coastal water we might be seeing gusts up to 55 miles per hour," forecaster Greg Cornwell told Seacoast Current.
Three advisories are in effect:
- A Storm Warning is in effect for the coastal waters from the Merrimack River north along the New Hampshire and Maine coastlines from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday
- A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for early Wednesday hours for beach erosion and splash over during high tide
- A Wind Advisory is in effect for coastal Rockingham and York counties from 6 p.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday
"There's a trend to keep the heavier rain to the south, maybe around two inches total through Wednesday with some locally higher amounts," Cornwell said.
Rivers could reach their banks but not flood, according to Cornwell, who said clogged sewers and drainage areas could contribute to some localized flooding.