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Quick-Moving Disturbance Bringing Widespread Rain to Region This Week

Dense fog slowed the roll in much of New Hampshire and Southern to Central Maine Monday morning, with some North Country patchy black ice. On the other end of the spectrum, Cape Cod experienced some rain showers with temperatures in the 50s.

This big swing in weather conditions comes as dry Canadian air fights to hold ground in most of New England, but a system of southern moisture skirts south of New England and clips the Cape on the way by. This will likely leave stubborn clouds through most of Monday on the Cape.

Elsewhere, amazing fall foliage color teams with a blend of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 60s for a truly magnificent holiday on Monday.

A quick-moving disturbance aloft and its attendant surface cold front will zip through Northern New England Monday late in the day and evening, with a few scattered showers in the mountains and a renewed push of cool and dry air for one and all. This will leave behind a clear Monday night sky with temperatures in the 40s south and 30s north, then sunshine and highs near 60 Tuesday.

A messy storm of abundant Pacific moisture and energy in Western Canada Monday will be cruising quickly east across the Northern Tier of the nation this week. It will arrive in the region late Wednesday and will likely team up with a shot of Gulf of Mexico moisture to form a new storm very near to our New England coastline.

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From Wednesday evening through Thursday midday, a strengthening and powerful storm will deliver a shot of intense rain and wind, so we’ve hoisted a First Alert to raise antenna to the possibility of a significant impact, particularly if wind gusts reach levels capable of knocking out power to some, which is a distinct possibility.

Regardless, the storm will not linger; By Friday, our weather gets back on track and the weekend is looking great, with the second half of our exclusive First Alert 10-Day Forecast sporting temperatures near to above normal in the 60s.

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