Rain will soon be in the rearview mirror

That cold rain will soon be in the rearview mirror. And Turkey Day will be mostly sunny and warmer, forecasters say.

National Weather Service radar by mid-morning indicated that the storm is beginning to move offshore that dumped buckets on the morning commute and those trekking early to Thanksgiving gatherings.

The rain, which caused nuisance flooding in some areas, will probably finish up around metropolitan Boston at about 3 or so, said Charlie Foley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton.

The storm brought nearly 11 inches of snow to some areas in New Hampshire and as much as 2 1/2 inches in some northwestern areas of Massachusetts. The rest of Massachusetts received more than an inch of rain, with more than 2 1/2 inches of rin reported in the Cape Cod town of Orleans.

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Astronomical high tides caused some minor coastal splashover, including a closure of Morrissey Bouelvard in Boston. Splashover was also reported by weather observers in Plymouth.

Starting around 1 p.m. today, there will be strong wind around the coasts, Foley said. Speeds will reach 25 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. This may potentially bring down some tree branches and lead to power outages, he said.

Temperatures today will fall just below 50 degrees. Thanksgiving Day will be a bit warmer — around 55 degrees — and mostly sunny. Dry, sunny, and increasingly mild weather will continue through the weekend, when there could be temperature readings in the low 60s, forecasters said.

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