Heavy Rain, High Winds to Hit Boston Hard Wednesday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
November 27, 2013; 3:32 AM ET
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A large storm will negatively impact travel around Boston Wednesday due mostly to heavy rain and high winds.

Temperatures will surge to unusually warm levels as the storm approaches and strengthens.

The bulk of the storm by Wednesday will bring heavy rain and the risk of flash and urban flooding, slow travel on the highways and broadening flight delays.

Water building up on roadways will increase the risk of vehicles hydroplaning while traveling at highway speeds. Wind-driven rain will greatly reduce visibility.

The heavy rain, wind and accompanying low-hanging clouds could lead to lengthy delays at Logan International Airport.

The strongest winds Wednesday could lead to downed trees, power outages and minor property damage. South to southeast winds can gust between 50 and 65 mph.

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There is also a concern for coastal flooding as the strong winds push water shoreward for a time Wednesday. This will be mostly a problem where the onshore winds occur locally during the high tide cycle.

Temperatures will fall below freezing Wednesday night. In some locations, mainly west of the city the rain can end as a bit of snow or flurries. As a result, some untreated wet areas can freeze before completely drying off.

Dry, very blustery and much colder weather is forecast for Thanksgiving Day.

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