The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the local area which will be in effect from 10 pm tonight to 9 am Thursday morning. A strong cold front will approach eastern Massachusetts overnight and is expected to quickly push through the area during the morning commute Thursday. South to southwest winds could gust 50 to 60 mph later tonight through mid morning Thursday. The worst of the strong to damaging winds are expected between 2 am and 9 am Thursday morning as stated by the National Weather Service.
Winds of this magnitude may bring down trees, tree limbs and power lines, which in turn will result in scattered power outages. Also, unsecured loose outdoor objects should be secured as they may become damaged and or pose a risk to people and property. If you drive a high profile vehicle the high winds will make for difficult driving at highway speeds.
Along with the high winds will come periods of heavy rain that will also peak late tonight and early Thursday morning. Between the high winds and potential heavy rain you should expect the morning commute to be significantly impacted by these conditions. Behind the front expect much cooler air to overspread the area into Friday.
A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour, with gusts to 58 mph or greater at any time during the warning period.