Tropical Storm Remnants Dampen Start of Workweek

Expect up to 2 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday

What to Know

  • It'll stay cool, dry and cloudy through Sunday with a chance of a sprinkle over the South Coast.
  • Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon could dump almost 2 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday.
  • The humidity climbs back into the sticky range Tuesday and Wednesday with temps in the 80s.

A touch of Fall continues as we end the weekend under rain-free conditions.

After a chilly start with temperatures dropping below freezing in Northern New England and in the 50s elsewhere, today looks to stay cool and mainly cloudy, especially over Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island with highs in the 60s. There’s a slight chance there could be a sprinkle or two over the South Coast this afternoon.

By Monday, rain returns to the forecast as the remnants of former Tropical Storm Gordon approach New England, from southwest to northeast. Showers will impact the morning commute and become widespread by lunch hour time. The rain will continue into Tuesday and that will allow 24-hour rainfall totals to range anywhere between an inch to almost 2 inches especially over Western New England.

Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday will be back into the 80s with higher humidity. Drier air then filters in behind the front on Wednesday, allowing for sunshine to return by Thursday.

By mid-week, all eyes will be on Florence as it gets closer to the U.S. Even though a direct impact on New England is unlikely, large waves and dangerous rip currents will be impacting the coast.

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