Sure, it looks okay to venture out.
We’ve been cooped up all morning, watching with increasing confidence as Tropical Storm Henri leaves us alone, battering eastern New England instead.
But a large branch pierced Sara Kelly’s roof, off Long Lots Road.
The most recent weather report shows potential for rain around 3 p.m. Winds will be strongest then too.
Meanwhile, the downtown flood gates — and the less-than-expected storm surge — appear to be keeping Main Street stores safe.
At Compo, at least one swimmer was undeterred by the storm, or the lack of lifeguards: