As Boston prepares to celebrate another World Series title for their beloved Red Sox, the weather will pose a challenge to those preparations.
A powerful storm system will sweep through the area Friday, bringing with it rain and locally damaging winds.
Winds can gust between 45 and 55 mph through the day, which can cause minor property damage, knock down some tree limbs and cause some to lose power.
Any lightweight outdoor furniture, trash bins and other objects that are not secured can get knocked over by the strong winds.
Despite the wind and rain, temperatures will be quite mild for the beginning of November. High temperatures Friday will reach the lower 70s, well above the average high of 56 degrees.
Rain is expected to exit New England Friday afternoon with dry weather by evening. In addition, the winds will begin to decrease in the evening through Friday night.
Dry weather will continue into the weekend in the Boston area, right in time for the city's World Series champion celebration parade. However, snow could fall over the higher elevations of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine late Saturday night.
It will remain rather mild Saturday, as the Red Sox parade through Boston with duck boats to commemorate their victory. Those headed to watch the parade and celebrate will experience high temperatures in the low to middle 60s.
Winds will be much lighter on Saturday, as the Bostonians watch the Red Sox travel down the same victory route they used after their last World Series triumph in 2004. According to the Associated Press, the team will march down Boylston Street after departing from Fenway Park. Boylston Street is where the Boston Marathon bombing occurred only six months ago.
Colder air is expected to return to the city Sunday with highs only around 50 degrees and gusty northwest winds that could exceed 30 mph.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Gusty winds will accompany a push of chilly air across the Great Lakes from Sunday night through Tuesday.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday as Karl arrives.
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