Believe it or not, a few locations early this morning set new record low temperatures. Some spots started off in the mid to upper 30s and it is only Sept. 2. At least temperatures rebounded back to near 70 degrees under plenty of sunshine.
For your Saturday night, especially for those heading to the second night at Fenway for Lady Gaga’s concert, wear the layers, but at least the temperatures will not nearly be as cool as last night into early this morning. Overnight lows tonight slip back into the low to mid 50s as clouds increase ahead of the showers and rain associated with remnants of Harvey slide in early Sunday morning. These showers will be mainly in southern New England from 7 a.m. through mid-afternoon with a few embedded downpours.
These rain showers will continue to spread northeastward through the day and we’ll see a break in the showers by the later afternoon for southern New England. The wind shifts out of the east as this system slides through, making it especially breezy and cool along the immediate coastline. The showers finally clear New England by late Sunday night and Harvey is finally out of the United States for good.
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After the rain moves out, the wind shifts to a west southwest flow, allowing for temperatures to warm-up to near 80 degrees on Labor Day. Remaining in the 80s for Tuesday as many head back to school and work, and then by midweek, showers return with a chance for a few rumbles of thunder and after those clear is when the high temperatures start to slip into the 70s.
We are keeping an eye on the tropics as Hurricane Irma continues to show signs of strengthening as it moves westward across the Atlantic, expected to reach major hurricane strength by Wednesday as it approaches the Leeward Islands and just north Puerto Rico. Most weather models are not agreeing whether Irma will stay out to sea or cling close to the eastern seaboard along the United States coast.