Warmth and Wind Will Make Snow Go

The snow that blanketed Swampscott Tuesday will disappear Wednesday.


Sixty is the key number.

Temperatures are expected to flirt with 60 during the day Wednesday and wind gusts could also reach that lofty number at night.

The National Weather Service in Taunton forecasts a high temeprature of 57 on Wednesday with a chance of rain, mainly after 11 am. Gusts during the day coudl reach 40 mph.

 But wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines, warns the National Weather Service.

A high wind watch was issued on Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. for much of coastal and eastern Massachusetts, because the south-southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust to 60 mph.

The high wind watch runs from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

“Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather service warned. “Hazards will be possible for motorists and pedestrians as well as to structures.”

If a high wind watch is elevated to a high wind warning, the weather service said people should stay inside and away from windows.


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