A strong cold front will bring gusty wind and moderate to heavy rain to the South Coast Tuesday afternoon and night. The stretch of mild weather will quickly end Tuesday night, and the precipitation may end as a touch of snow and/or sleet late Tuesday night.

The temperature was well into the 60s at midday Tuesday, but it was windy and damp with passing showers. The showers will become widespread by late Tuesday afternoon, and occasionally heavy rain is possible Tuesday evening. There may even be a thunderstorm ahead of the cold front.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for the South Coast Tuesday night. 1-2" of rain may lead to street flooding, and the wind may gust over 40 mph.

Rain and snow move through New England Tuesday night

The wind will shift from the south to the northwest after the moderate to heavy rain through midnight. Much colder weather will move in behind the front, and the precipitation may briefly change to snow/sleet late at night before ending around dawn Wednesday. The temperature will crash from the 50s to the low to mid 30s after between midnight and 6 am. The wind will shift to the northwest and gust to 30 mph Wednesday morning.

Quiet and cool weather is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Get the latest forecast anytime at rightweather.com.