Christmas Day will be a turbulent one weather-wise with high wind gusts and heavy rain forecast on Friday.
The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning from midnight Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday with winds of 20-30 mph and gusts up to 65 mph. In addition a Flood Watch has been issued from late Thursday through Friday afternoon with the possibility of 2 to 3 inches of rainfall.
[HIGH WIND WARNING] A High Wind Warning has been issued from midnight Thursday night through 12 PM Friday across RI, E. MA and N. CT. Numerous power outages are expected as winds may gust to 70 mph Christmas morning. #MAwx #RIwx #CTwx pic.twitter.com/Cb1lJqm7cG— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) December 23, 2020
WBZ Channel 4 forecasts that the strongest winds will hit the area between around 7 a.m. and noon on Christmas day, and will be bring very heavy rainfall. The high will be in the low 60s, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Following the storm, the weekend looks sunny with high temperatures in the mid 30s.