BOSTON – With the cloudless skies and the crisp fall air this morning, you might be surprised to hear about a storm coming our way.

But there is.

It shouldn't impact your commute home tonight, but could make things difficult tomorrow morning. According to David Epstein at Boston.com: "If the storm’s pressure gets low enough, it could break Boston’s all-time October low-pressure reading of 982.4 millibars."

Sure, that sounds cool, but doesn't mean much to most of us. Basically, the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm. Unlike last week where we had drizzles and on-and-off rain and wind, this is hitting us quickly and harshly.

So exactly what are we likely to see? Well, David predicts winds getting up to (and maybe higher than!) 40 miles per hour. Most areas will get 1-2 inches of rain, although he mentioned flooding is unlikely as it has been a relatively dry fall.

We might see some power outages and fallen trees. Strangely, Thursday morning we won't get too many winds, as the center of the storm will be above us. However, winds will return Thursday afternoon/evening. They won't be as wild as the day before, but maybe not the night to go for a walk in the park.

The good news is that after this mess, the weekend looks great with sunny skies and temperatures around 60 degrees.

So, please check your local weather and make sure your house/apartment is prepared for some insane wind and rain tonight. Once you're all set indoors, maybe take that time to plan a nice weekend outdoors!


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