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Chilly, Damp Saturday in New England



    On and off rain; heavy downpours at times. Brisk with winds out of the NE at 10-15mph. Highs in the upper 50s south / lower 50s north. Saturday night: Patchy fog with lingering rain. Cloudy with lows in the lower 50s south / 40s north. Wind: N 5-10mph. (Published Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016)

    A front stalled south of New England brings periodic, rain especially the first part of the weekend. Some locations get an inch or more of rainfall through Saturday afternoon. Low pressure on a stalled front will move east of Nantucket overnight, allowing for brighter and drier weather Sunday.

    High temperatures this weekend will be in the 50s Saturday. Temperatures should rise into the lower 60s Sunday with bright spots and a mostly dry day.

    Drier air may move in for Monday and Tuesday, but the presence of an upper level low will keep the threat for showers off and on during each afternoon, especially away from the coast. High temperatures Monday and Tuesday will be in the 60s.

    While all this weather happens in New England, several thousand miles south is Hurricane Matthew.

    Over the open water of The Caribbean, the hurricane strengthened to wind of 150 mph Friday night, and will be threatening Jamaica on Monday.

    The slow-moving storm will be crossing Cuba Tuesday into the Bahamas on Wednesday. While there isn't an immediate threat to New England, we keep an eye on the storm late next week and next weekend.

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