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Tropical Storm Watch Posted For Southeastern Massachusetts


The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch for southeastern Massachusetts as Hurricane Jose passes southeast of Nantucket on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The storm will have lost much of its strength by the time it reaches New England, but three to five inches of rain, sustained winds to 30 mph and gusts to 55 mph, high surf, dangerous rip currents, 20-foot seas, a two-foot storm surge, beach erosion, minor coastal flooding and scattered power failures are possible. The effects will be felt most on the South Shore, South Coast, Cape Cod and the islands. High tide will be around midnight and noon in Massachusetts Bay and 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the South Coast and Outer Cape.

In Plymouth, the National Weather Service in Taunton, predicts that storm surging could be as high as three feet. Flooding is expected in low-lying areas and driving conditions may become dangerous.

For up-to-date information, please visit the National Weather Service.