The low-pressure system that represents former Hurricane Irma is slowing down and weakening over us Friday. That leaves a lot of moisture, more widespread showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. It's another humid day with high temperatures again close to 80°.
High pressure works in this weekend, with improved weather. Saturday may start off gray, but we expect a good amount of sunshine and temperature well into the 70s. Sunday should start off with sunshine, but instability clouds and a spot shower likely for the afternoon, high temperature looks like it may stay warm, in the upper 70s. Monday looks fair and warm.
After that we have to turn toward the tropics, Tropical Storm Jose may hold together and be spinning out at sea between Bermuda and the mid-Atlantic coastline, say off the coast of Virginia by Monday night as a Category 1 Hurricane.
As for New England, the southern coastline would be susceptible to high wave heights, splash over, dangerous rip currents, gusty winds, and possible beach erosion. The latest track for Jose brings the storm close to the New England coast by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. However, as we saw with Irma last weekend with Florida, little iterations in the path of the storm west or east would make a difference in the impacts associated with that storm. The farther west, closer to southeastern New England coastline, means more of southern New England will see the wind and the rain. The farther west and out to sea, the better chance for just gusty winds and high surf at the coast. Stay tuned for the very latest on as we track Jose over the next few days and be sure to download the necn/NBC Boston app to stay up to date on the very latest forecast.