Intense storm with high winds buffets Martha's Vineyard

The National Weather Service said wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are expected through Sunday afternoon. A high wind watch is in effect.

MEMA issued this storm map that shows where the highest winds are expected.

Sunday, 9 am

The National Weather Service (NWS) provided the following forecast for the Vineyard:

Rain and snow before 11am, then a slight chance of snow after 1pm. Areas of fog between 9am and 10am. High near 40. Very windy, with a northwest wind 31 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a west wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.

a high wind watch remains in effect from late tonight through Sunday afternoon for areas that include eastern and southeastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island.

There is the potential for downed limbs, power, outages and structural damage creating driving challenges for high profile vehicles.

NWS said, “A high wind watch means the potential exists for strong damaging winds to develop in the mentioned areas. these strong winds are capable of downing trees and power lines as well as causing property damage. If a high wind warning is issued stay inside and away from windows.