Today brings another day of summer air in September with ample sunshine and highs in the 80s, though with a light prevailing wind, we’ll likely find afternoon sea breezes at the coast.
Most of the remnant moisture from what was once Hurricane Irma is now diffuse and weak, though some of it will drift our way at the same time a cold front approaches from Canada.
The merger of moisture and an incoming disturbance will mean thickening Wednesday evening clouds with some showers possible after midnight, then a few showers Thursday, particularly in the morning.
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Most New England avoids any steady rain Thursday – more like a shower from time to time with breaks of sun and highs in the 80s, with the most afternoon showers in Northern and Western New England during the afternoon to evening.
With the passing cold front slowing and perhaps stalling over us Friday, the last day of the workweek actually appears most likely to bring showers to the largest number of people, and a rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out – all meaning temperatures won’t surpass the 70s.
Although there may be just enough moisture and just enough focus from the sluggish front to trigger a shower Saturday south of the Massachusetts Turnpike, the vast majority of us find a day of improvement, leading into a great Sunday with weekend highs in the 70s and, overall, a nice fall weekend.
We’ll watch Hurricane Jose early next week, though right now it looks like the storm stays far offshore – but even if that moisture misses, the jet stream disturbance responsible for kicking it out to sea would still bring us a few showers sometime around Tuesday, anyway, in our Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.