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These 8 maps show the severity and timing of Monday’s storm

This map shows strong wind gusts that had been recorded in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as of about 6 p.m.
This map shows strong wind gusts that had been recorded in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as of about 6 p.m.NWS

Heavy rain and strong, potentially damaging winds began moving across New England Monday afernoon, leaving thousands of people without power in Massachusetts.

A simulation model the National Weather Service tweeted Monday morning showed rain moving across the region from this morning through the evening.

At about 10:30 a.m. on Monday, the weather service said on Twitter that rain was beginning to move across the region, and some street flooding would be possible.

By about 4:30 p.m., Boston had seen a quarter-inch of rain while Worcester had seen 1.5 inches, according to the weather service.

The storm will move east, and by 7 p.m., Rhode Island and a larger portion of Massachusetts, including towns like Springfield, Amherst and Worcester could experience thunderstorms, according to the weather service.

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By 7 p.m., rain will continue across the state with the chance of thunderstorms for parts of central Massachusetts.
By 7 p.m., rain will continue across the state with the chance of thunderstorms for parts of central Massachusetts.NWS

As the storm continues to move east, parts of southeastern Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island could see thunderstorms by 10 p.m., when the storm will have dissipated for parts of western Massachusetts, which could still see rain.

This map shows the threat of thunderstorms across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, at 10 p.m.
This map shows the threat of thunderstorms across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, at 10 p.m.NWS

A high wind warning is in effect for central and southern Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the islands, and some North Shore communities from 3 p.m. Monday through 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 to 60 miles per hour are expected, forecasters said.

Forecasters warned wind gusts could blow down some trees and power lines, with the possibility of scattered power outages.

A high wind warning was in effect for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning.
A high wind warning was in effect for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning.NWS

More impactful weather will move across the region in the afternoon and evening, forecasters said. The weather service anticipates maximum wind gusts of 55 miler per hour for Boston and the North Shore, while Cape and Islands communities like Provincetown, Hyannis, and Nantucket could see up to 60 mile-per-hour winds.

By 5:40 p.m., a 56 mile-per-hour gust had been recorded near Needham, Mass., and a 54 mile-per-hour gust had been recorded near Winthrop, Mass., the weather service said on Twitter. The strong winds were expected to continue from 7 p.m. through 10 p.m. and then subside, according to the tweet.

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In Rhode Island, Providence and Newport could see up to 60-mile-per-hour winds.

This map shows the maximum wind gusts expected across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island on Monday afternoon and evening.
This map shows the maximum wind gusts expected across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island on Monday afternoon and evening.NWS



Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.