While Florence continues a second day of disaster in the Carolinas, our weather here at home continues to improve from now through the weekend.
Over the last several days, some parts of Connecticut had 4 inches of rainfall. The downpours should be done for a while now, but the problem with fully ridding our fog and drizzle and cloudiness, and also the slow movement of Florence to our south, is lack of wind up in the sky.
The summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire was calm yesterday, a very rare weather event. High-level steering currents in eastern North America have lifted north into Canada and will remain that way through the weekend.
Thursday featured an end to heavy rain, but only limited sunshine in southern New England. Parts of northern New England, especially Maine, had a fine sunny day thanks to an area of high-pressure building in from southern Canada.
That same weather – fair and quiet – will gradually push into all of New England for the weekend. We’ll continue partial clearing in Eastern Massachusetts this evening, then find areas of clouds and fog filling back in overnight.
No bother, the clouds and fog should break apart today. Of course, with a light wind and ample moisture in the lower atmosphere, the clouds probably won’t entirely disappear, but we’ll at least enjoy a blend of clouds and sun. High temperatures will be in the 70s for most and near 80 in Northern New England.
Saturday and Sunday look even better! Highs are around 80, ample sun and quiet weather through the weekend into Monday.
By Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, an approaching cold front may pick up some of the remnant moisture of Florence, who by that point will have dumped flooding rain across the Carolinas, Appalachians and Lower Ohio Valley. That could deliver us some enhanced rainfall by the middle of next week. Thereafter, briefly cooler air moves in for the end of the week but we’re likely to dry out again in the Early Warning Weather exclusive 10-day forecast.