Hit or Miss Rain This Weekend, Depending on your Holiday Weekend Plans

Clouds have started to build into southern New England along a weak cold front that has stalled over the area. This front is laying the path for the showers that moved through the Midwest earlier today and will direct them through CT, RI, SE MA, the Cape and the Islands through the overnight hours.

A few spots will see a pop-up sprinkle or two this evening, otherwise, the precipitation holds off and we’ll see partly to mostly cloudy skies with overnight lows near 60 south, 50 north. Some spots in New England will see glimpses of the Harvest Moon, which is the first full moon after the fall equinox. This year is significant since it’s the first year that the Harvest Moon is in October since 2009.

For our Friday, we start off with a few sprinkles in far southern New England, but these subside by the time we reach the morning commute, most of the day is dry and slightly cooler than Thursday with highs into the 70s under mostly cloudy skies.

Saturday we start off with some patchy fog in spots and we could see a few showers that slide in from Upstate New York into northwestern New England by midday, otherwise, mostly cloudy and highs into the 70s.

Sunday, a warm front slides in early on, bringing an uptick in the humidity and the potential for some scattered rain.

More rain on the way as another warm front moves in from the southwest for Columbus Day Monday in southern New England, but this is the boundary between the warm, humid air and the mild air to the north and will spark up showers along itself.

Tropical Storm Nate skimming the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras is likely continuing to move northwest into the Gulf of Mexico, strengthen by Saturday and could make landfall along the Gulf Coast states by Sunday as a low-end, Category 1 Hurricane. The path of uncertainty includes New Orleans, Alabama & Mississippi Gulf Coastline, as well as extreme western Florida panhandle. We’ll know a little more about Nate’s path once it skims the Yucatan Peninsula and then makes its way into the Gulf.

The remnants of Nate could bring some moisture into western and southern New England by early next week.

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