As the Merrimack Valley sees a mass influx of crews to contend with the recent natural gas explosions and efforts begin for residents to clean up this weekend, the good news is the weather will cooperate perfectly with dry conditions, quiet air and pleasant temperatures.
Along the south facing coasts, a high surf advisory remains in effect Friday, owing to large waves from distant Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. Waves are reaching 6-to-9-feet along our southern coast and 3-to-6-feet in the Gulf of Maine.
For the rest of New England, this weekend serves up a treat that will be harder and harder to come by -- let alone time perfectly on a weekend -- as the fall season progresses. High temperatures will on either side of the 80s with ample sun each day after pockets of morning clouds and fog burn off.
The most stubborn morning cloud deck has been Friday, breaking up more significantly for a fair and pleasant afternoon. Saturday and Sunday morning clouds won’t be as widespread and will be quicker to burn off.
All three days bring a light and variable wind trending toward a sea breeze at the coasts. Monday should be an all-out summer redux with highs rebounding into the 80s far and wide under the sun with increasing high altitude clouds.
The increasing Monday clouds will be in advance of Hurricane Florence’s remnants, which will by then just a breezy rain storm.
Florence's remains will be marching northward and arrive to New England with rain Monday night through Tuesday. It will likely be gone or at least diminished to only morning showers by Wednesday. Behind Florence’s remnants, cool fall air will ooze into New England again in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.