Overnight rain of one to two inches for much of New England came as the significantly weakened remnant of once-Tropical Storm Gordon moved through. Behind that rain, we’re finding breaks of sun, increasingly humid air and temperatures warming from those breaks of sun to near 80.
A new shower or downpour will be possible during the day, particularly this evening, then scattered showers and downpours will redevelop for some communities overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
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During the day Wednesday, expect any showers or embedded thunder to remain scattered through the day, though a likely absence of sun will mean slightly cooler temperatures than Tuesday.
By Thursday, Hurricane Florence will be nearing the Carolinas with Tropical Storm Force wind impacting the Carolina coast by morning. Landfall in North Carolina may be probable Thursday night, but here at home, drier air will slowly be moving in from Canada.
In fact, we’re looking at what will be terrific weather heading into the weekend with highs in the 70s. No rain expected as New England remains north of Florence by a healthy margin, though large waves will emanate from the hurricane and impact our south-facing coasts.
If any moisture is going to slide northward from the remnant of Florence to deliver enhanced rain to New England, it wouldn’t be until our next frontal system moves through during the early to middle part of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.