Subtropical Storm Melissa Forms Off New England
That's the bad news. Now, the good news.
The nor'easter that's been battering southern New England this past week has become organized enough to form into a subtropical storm that was just named Melissa. As of this morning, the storm was about 200 miles south-southeast of Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Although Melissa now has "storm force" winds, the system is expected to weaken and move away from the east coast by tonight. Although it may impact Maine with some coastal flooding and wind gusts up to 36 MPH downeast throughout this Friday night and into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Also, a High Surf Advisory remains in effect for both coastal Hancock and Washington Counties Surf could surg up to 8 feet until 8 this Saturday night.