World and Nation

Lee sets sights on Appalachians

The mountainous regions of the eastern United States may not appear to be a likely target for a tropical storm, but the remnants of tropical storm Lee will bring trouble to the area. Slow moving Lee delivered over a foot of rain to some places along the Gulf Coast when it was a tropical storm. Now the moisture associated with it will track along the Appalachian mountains from Georgia to New Hampshire and drop over 6 inches of rain in many places along the way.

Here in Cambridge, we will not see the worst of the flooding rains. Most of the precipitation will stay south and west of the Boston area. Even so, the next few days will be rainy and cool, which is quite possibly a fitting end to summer vacation.