AUTUMN 2007, BROAD STREET

Img_9631A dark quilt of clouds lies low over the sunlit intersection of Broad Street, Reckless Place and Harding Road late this morning.

Hold onto your hats, and keep an eye on those shingles.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a windy couple of days, with steady breezes at around 25 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph this afternoon and tonight.

The NWS has issued a wind advisory. Here’s the text:

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY…

A STRONG COLD FRONT HAS MOVED THROUGH THE REGION. THIS FRONT,
COUPLED WITH A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND WILL PRODUCE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION THROUGH
TONIGHT.

WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE 15 TO 25 MPH WILL INCREASE TO 20
TO 30 MPH AND REMAIN STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH TONIGHT. WIND GUSTS
TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR STRONGER ARE
EXPECTED. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. DOWNED TREE LIMBS OR TREES
COULD ALSO TAKE DOWN POWER LINES. WINDS ARE TYPICALLY STRONGER ON
BRIDGES AND OTHER ELEVATED STRUCTURES. THEREFORE… USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

Here’s the full, seven-day NWS forecast:

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind between 26 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Tonight: A chance of flurries. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a west wind between 22 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Tuesday:
A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a west wind between 21 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Tuesday Night: A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind between 9 and 15 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. West wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

Friday Night: A chance of snow or rain showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

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