Maps: Here’s when to expect rain and wind on Thursday

The city could see up to 1 ½ inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

A woman protects herself from the rain on Boylston Street in Boston.
A woman protects herself from the rain on Boylston Street in Boston. – Craig F. Walker, The Boston Globe File

Thursday’s rain and wind are predicted to pick up later in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Norton.

The strongest winds and rainfall in Boston are expected between 3 and 5 p.m. , meteorologist Kim Buttrick said. Sustained winds could reach 15 to 20 miles per hour in the city.

“Throughout the day, we can expect rain showers, heavy at times, and strong southerly winds,” Buttrick said.

The city can still expect 1 to 1½ inches of rain Thursday, and this prediction extends along the entire Massachusetts coastline, including Cape Cod. For points inland, including Bedford and Taunton, the forecast increases to 1½ to 2 inches.

Boston rainfall Thursday
Expected rainfall for Boston on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. —National Weather Service
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Maximum wind gusts expected in Boston are 45 to 50 miles per hour, while the South Coast and Cape Cod could see gusts of 55 to 65 miles per hour.

Boston wind gusts map
Expected wind gusts Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. —National Weather Service

The service has issued a variety of weather watches for the storm.

Weather watches Boston
Weather watches on Thursday. —National Weather Service

Eastern Massachusetts is at a “greater risk” for power outages and tree damage.

Power outages tree damage Thursday
Power outage and tree damage risks for Boston, according to the National Weather Service. —National Weather Service

The rain should move out of the city by 7 p.m., Buttrick said.

While Thursday’s highs could reach the mid 50s, temperatures will drop into the 30s overnight. Highs Friday will be in the mid 30s.

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