<![CDATA[NECN - Weather New England]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/weather-new-englandhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usWed, 26 Sep 2018 05:41:28 -0400Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:41:28 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Showers Continue as Humidity Returns to New England]]>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:20:04 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/092618+wx+blog+necn.png

Rain that was heavy at times Tuesday night has tampered to showers, fog, and drizzle. Flooding was reported in parts of Connecticut after amounts greater than four inches of rain fell.

Wednesday morning, we are on the warmer side of the front and wind from the south takes over, transporting warmth and humidity into New England with daybreak temperatures around 70 and highs around 80 with a few breaks of sun today.

Scattered showers and downpours are still possible, though widespread rain is unlikely until a round of thunderstorms sweeps from northwest to southeast, late day and this evening,

Storms tonight are with a cold front, and may generate brief heavy rain and localized damaging wind gusts.

Starting Thursday, and hopefully through Sunday, high pressure over the mid-west will deliver fair conditions with fall temperatures in the 60s to around 70, with the next chance of substantial rain not until the middle of next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Rain Expands Across Region Ahead of Humidity's Return]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:41:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/necn+wx+092518.png

Rain expanding across New England comes ahead of a push of warmth and humidity we won’t feel today, but will unquestionably notice overnight tonight and Wednesday.

For now, cool temperatures and rain combine for a raw day, with the heaviest rain likely to fall from central and western Connecticut to western Massachusetts and central New Hampshire – dropping over 2 inches of rain in parts of Connecticut where street and poor drainage flooding is possible, over an inch farther north with big puddles and highway hydroplaning at times, and less than an inch in Eastern New England, but still a soaking rain.

A southeast wind takes over this evening, becoming south overnight tonight and gusting to 40 mph at times with localized gusts to 50 mph at the Maine Midcoast, transporting warmth and humidity into New England for Wednesday daybreak temperatures around 70 and highs around 80!

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Scattered showers will be possible through Wednesday, though widespread, long-lasting rain is unlikely until a round of thunderstorms sweeps from northwest to southeast, late day to late evening, respectively, marking a resurgence of cool fall air.

Thursday through Sunday will deliver fair conditions with fall temperatures in the 60s to around 70, with the next chance of substantial rain not until the middle of next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Heavy Rain, Some Downpours Moving Across the Region]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:40:08 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092518+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

Cold air with wind from the northeast gusted over 30 mph, making for a brisk fall feeling Monday.

Now, the same front that brought that cold is turning around and crossing as a warm front Tuesday and Tuesday night. Temperatures start Tuesday morning in the 40s to 30s in Northern New England.

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As the front moves by this afternoon, it drives warm air toward New England. The collision with our existing cool air means heavy rain from west to east early to late morning, respectively, with embedded afternoon downpours. Wind from the southeast may gust past 40 mph with downpours and possible thunder.

Tuesday night is milder and more humid with rain and wind that will diminish to fog and drizzle.

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Wednesday, we are back on the warm side of the front, leading to a day near 80 degrees with scattered morning showers and afternoon thunder. Afterward, a cold front will bring a quick end to the exceptional warmth.

Another disturbance may deliver Thursday night showers before what appears to be a good weekend ahead, and a persistent early fall feeling in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Gusty Winds for Now, Rain and Downpours Expected This Week]]>Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:43:33 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092418+necn+afternoon+wzx.jpg

Autumn and spring are both known for changeable weather in New England, and our transition to fall won’t be an exception this week.

A burst of cool air responsible for morning low temperatures around 20 degrees in Northern Maine Monday has been moving southwest, prompting clouds with sprinkles in some of Southern New England. However, most of us will eventually find breaks of sun as the day wears on.

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Nonetheless, a northeast wind gusting over 30 mph combines with high temperatures only near 60 to create a brisk fall feeling for one and all.

With a period of clearing overnight, temperatures will tumble into the 40s – 30s in Northern New England – until new clouds move in predawn Tuesday ahead of our next weather system.

As the next approaching storm drives warm air toward New England, the collision with our existing cool air will mean developing rain from west to east Tuesday early to late morning, respectively, with embedded afternoon downpours.

By Tuesday night, milder and more humid air will be in place, leading to a day near 80 degrees Wednesday. You can expect scattered morning showers and afternoon thunder with a cold front that brings a quick end to the exceptional warmth.

Another disturbance may deliver Thursday night showers before what appears to be a good weekend ahead, and a persistent early fall feeling in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Showers Soon Arriving Thanks to Battle of Warmth and Cold]]>Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:42:20 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092418+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

Autumn is in full swing and Monday’s forecast is surely reflecting that.

Walking out your door Monday morning, temperatures will linger in the 50s before a brisk breeze begins around our lunch hour.

Although most of New England is beginning its day around the 40s and 50s, a low temperature of 26 has been reported in Presque Isle, Maine. Wow!

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We’re in for a dramatic change in forecast pretty soon since we’re smack in the middle of Canada’s cold building and the warm building down in the south. Being in the middle means we’ll get a busy wind with gusts at about 20 to 30 mph that will die down as we head into the afternoon. It also means that we’re subject to rain since we’re in that battle of cold and warm.

That rain is expected Tuesday after a quiet evening of thickening clouds.

Showers will start to arrive in New England early Tuesday and will last through your commute home in the evening.

Those showers will begin to leave Wednesday morning and leave behind some scattered rain with a few rumbles of thunder and the return of humidity.

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<![CDATA[Fall (And Chill) Officially Arrives Tonight]]>Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:24:20 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09222018-pm-wx.jpg

Autumn officially begins tonight at 9:54 PM, and this weekend will feel like fall.

Temperatures this afternoon will be in the 60s to near 70 with a gusty northwest wind.

Overnight temperatures will drop into the 30s and 40s in Northern New England. Freeze Warnings are in effect for parts of Northeastern Vermont, Northern New Hampshire, and Northwestern Maine.

Frost Advisories are also in effect for parts of Northern New England.

In Southern New England expect overnight temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 60s to near 70.

A secondary cold front brings in even cooler air by Monday. Morning lows start in the 30s and 40s with 50s to around 60 by afternoon with a stiff east wind.

Milder air returns Tuesday, and especially Wednesday, along with waves of rain and humidity.



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<![CDATA[Sunny, Mild Today Before Temps Dip Tonight]]>Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:07:54 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09222018-wxam.jpg

A gusty southerly wind last night is shifting to northwest and diminishing rapidly this morning.

We have a cold front, with most overnight showers evaporating near the coast early. As the front weakens and moves off Southern New England coast, clouds will give way to more sunshine.

Wind from the northwest allows cooler air to flow in. Temperatures may start near 70 in Southern New England Saturday, but we’ll then drop into the 60s. Autumn officially begins with the Autumnal Equinox at 9:54 PM tonight.

Tomorrow brings partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s. Monday will be even cooler, with a chilly morning and a cool afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s. Temperatures recover, back into the 60s and 70s, during the middle of next week along with rain and warmer air.



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<![CDATA[Spotty Showers Likely Due to Incoming Cold Front]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:38:39 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092118+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

A gusty southerly wind will garner attention on Friday, before a cool weekend settles in across New England.

A warm front lifting through New England Friday morning will bring showers to parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, while most other spots enjoy a mixture of sun and clouds.

High temperatures will pop close to 70 degrees during the day behind that front courtesy of the gusty wind. It will even feel a touch humid.

Wind gusts will reach 40 to 50 mph across parts of Northern New England with 30 to 40 mph gusts in Southern New England.

A cold front will then arrive tonight, bringing another line of showers, downpours and even thunderstorms to Northern New England after dark.

As the front slides into Southern New England, it will lose some of its punch, but a few spotty showers are still likely during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday around Boston.

As the front continues to depart Saturday, clouds will give way to more sunshine. Winds will turn out the northwest and will still be gusty allowing cooler air to flow in. Temperatures may start near 70 in Southern New England, but will then drop into the 60s.

Autumn officially begins at 9:54 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday brings partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s.

Monday will be even cooler with a chilly morning and a cool afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s.

Temperatures recover back into the 60s and 70s during the middle of next week, but rain chances will also creep up at that point.

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<![CDATA[Incoming Cold Front Could Trigger Overnight Rain]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:45:26 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092118+early+necn+am+ax.jpg

A warm front to the north Friday morning may generate showers for the first part of the day, but otherwise, we start off with a mix of sun and clouds, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

As the warm front lifts north into Canada, winds increase from the south, and really ramp up. Expect gusts 40 to 50 mph in parts of Northern New England, with 30 to 40 mph gusts in Southern New England.

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There may be a spot shower in Northern New England as well, but the vast majority of the day will be dry as milder air flows in. Expect highs in the 70s with a somewhat muggy feel to the air.

A cold front then approaches at night, triggering a few more showers or even a storm overnight. The front will gradually depart tomorrow, so skies will brighten with time.

Cooler Canadian air will flow in during the day, capping highs in the 60s north. We’ll be closer to 70 south.

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Autumn officially begins at 9:54 p.m. Saturday, meaning daylight and nighttime hours are almost equal this weekend. Cool and crisp air remains in place both Sunday and Monday with highs still in the 60s.

Rain chances increase once we reach Tuesday of next week. Temperatures also look to pop back into the 70s at that time.


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<![CDATA[Weather Appropriate for Autumn's Upcoming Start]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:37:41 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092018+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

Cool weather continues on Thursday, with highs primarily in the 60s to near 70.

Morning clouds will give way to increasing breaks of sunshine during the day, but any peeks of sun will take longest to arrive in parts of Southeastern Massachusetts. That’s where a gusty northeast wind will keep a few showers around through lunch.

Winds turn to the south on Friday, and really ramp up. Expect gusts 40 to 50 mph in parts of Northern New England, with 30 to 40 MPH gusts in Southern New England.

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There may be a spot shower in Northern New England as well, but the vast majority of the day will be dry as milder air flows in. Expect highs in the 70s with a somewhat muggy feel to the air.

A cold front then approaches Friday night, triggering a few more showers or even a storm overnight.

The front will gradually depart on Saturday, so skies will brighten with time. Cooler Canadian air will flow in during the day, capping highs in the 60s north. We’ll be closer to 70 south.

Autumn officially begins at 9:54 p.m., meaning daylight and nighttime hours are almost equal this weekend.

Cool and crisp air remains in place both Sunday and Monday with highs still in the 60s.

Rain chances increase once we reach Tuesday of next week. Temperatures also look to pop back into the 70s at that time.

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<![CDATA[Patchy Fog Starting Your Morning Commute]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:16:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/092018+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

High pressure from Canada continued to push colder air into New England Wednesday night. You can expect some patchy fog with temperatures starting in the 50s and 40s Thursday morning.

Clouds will break a bit more Thursday, but the fall-like air holds tight with highs once again struggling to reach 70 degrees.

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Friday, a warm front will allow for temperatures to rise quickly into the mid-70s. Humidity will also be on the increase, and at night, a cold front brings a chance for storms. Those storm chances increase, especially in north and west of Boston with most of the activity moving offshore by Saturday morning.

The first weekend of autumn continues to look promising, with fair skies and lower humidity, highs in the 70s Saturday and upper 60s Sunday. Seasonable weather persists next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Mild Fall Air Follows Chaotic Florence Storms]]>Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:37:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091819+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

The remains of what was once Hurricane Florence moved over New England into The Gulf Of Maine Tuesday. With the system, we saw widespread heavy rain and thunder, responsible for areas of flash flooding and even a couple of spots of river flooding as well.

Rain amounts exceeding four inches brought deep puddles on area roadways, causing emergency responders to help rescue those from vehicles disabled in deep water in roads in Central and Southern New England.

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A few thunderstorms generated wind gusts past 55 mph with a few spots of tree damage taking down power lines. As the remnants of Florence continue its track into the North Atlantic, high pressure from Canada is pushing cooler on Wednesday morning.

Patchy fog and drizzle early give way to a rather dreary and raw feeling fall day with drizzle giving way to stubborn clouds and highs only in the lower to middle 60s. Some spots will struggle to hit 60 east, to the 70s in southwestern areas.

Clouds will break a bit more Thursday, but crisp autumn air will hold firm until some showers at night into Friday morning mark the return of milder air.

Right now, the weekend looks fair with highs in the 70s Saturday and 60s Sunday, with fall air holding firm into the middle of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Heavy Rain Moves Through the Region]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:48:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/flooding35.jpg

The remains of what was once Hurricane Florence are crossing New England Tuesday and it is responsible for areas of flash flooding and even a couple of spots of river flooding.

Rain amounts exceeding four inches in some areas will mean deep puddles on area roadways, causing concern for vehicles to become disabled if trying to drive through water.

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Flash flood warnings have been issued for various New England areas through Tuesday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Essex County, Massachusetts on Tuesday morning but has since expired.

The National Weather Service determined that a microburst, not a tornado, caused trees and limbs to come down in Saugus Tuesday morning.

The downpours pose an increasing risk for hydroplaning on highways in Central and Southern New England. Be sure to reduce speeds, increase stopping distance and use extra caution!

A few thunderstorms will embed within downpours and may result in one or two spots of local damage Tuesday afternoon and early evening before rain shuts down and a northerly wind carries cooler air into the region.

In fact, Wednesday will be a rather dreary and raw feeling fall day with drizzle giving way to stubborn clouds and highs only in the lower to middle 60s at best – some spots struggling to hit even 60!

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Clouds will break a bit more on Thursday, but crisp autumn air will hold firm until some showers Thursday night into Friday morning. It will mark the return of milder air.

Right now, the weekend looks fair with highs in the 70s Saturday and 60s Sunday, with a fall air holding firm into the middle of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Remnant Florence Moisture Delivers Torrential Rain]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:46:13 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091818+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

One last day of summer sun and warmth brought record high temperatures (i.e. 86 degrees Burlington, Vermont) to parts of Northern New England Monday, ahead of remnant moisture of Florence with torrential rain Tuesday.

Rain arrived around midnight and is now soaking our morning commute in much of southern and central New England, lasting through midday. However, it will never quite reach the North Country at all.

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For the rest of us, downpours and embedded thunder will be in store as the day progresses. These storms will drop exceptional rainfall rates that will produce localized flooding of streets and urban flooding, particularly during this morning and early afternoon as rainfall totals of 2-to-4-inches with locally higher amounts are expected.

As rumbles of thunder move through, one or two thunderstorms may even turn damaging, as isolated tornadoes continue to develop in the remnant of Florence. By sunset, rain will be departing.

However, a cool, moist flow of raw fall air will move in Wednesday, locking in gray skies and chilly temperatures that will struggle to get much past 60 degrees.

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Thursday should bring a return of some sun in a crisp air, with Thursday night showers marking the return of warmth by Friday.

Right now, the weekend looks split with Saturday looking good, and Sunday not necessarily a washout, but quite possibly bringing some showers. High temperatures should drop to the 60s from Sunday into early next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Florence's Impact: Flooding, Tornadoes Possible Tuesday]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:40:10 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/tuesday1.jpg

Florence made landfall as a Category One Hurricane in North Carolina at sunrise Friday.

She then diminished to a slow moving Tropical Storm and drifted west into South Carolina, keeping flooding rain bands spinning over the two states for nearly 72 hours.

Elizabethtown, North Carolina endured 35.93 inches, a record rainfall for the state, the old record is 24.03 inches from Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

Rivers continue to rise past record levels even as the remnants of Florence moved away Monday, with sunshine for the first time since last Thursday.

Now we here in New England have left over rain from Florence remnants passing over southern New England on Tuesday.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for southern New England all day Tuesday. 

Rain arrives in western Massachusetts and Connecticut around midnight tonight.

For the morning commute, we expect torrential downpours in much of southern New England.

Rainfall rates may exceed 5 inches per hour for brief periods, with total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches and isolated amounts greater than 5 inches.

Embedded thunderstorms may generate damaging wind gusts in excess of 55 mph, along with a low threat for brief tornadoes.

There is a sharp cut off to the northern edge of heavy rain, with most of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine getting little to no rain.

The good news is that rain bands move much quicker here, and we may see rain end in time for some late day sunshine, except along the south coast, where rain likely ends right around sunset.

Much cooler air moves in Wednesday, with many clouds and a few showers.

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<![CDATA[Last Day of Summer Sun Before Florence Rain]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:49:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091618+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

One last day of summer sun and warmth will deliver record high temperatures to parts of Northern New England before the remnant moisture of Florence arrives with torrential rain on Tuesday.

Monday’s sunshine couples with a southwest wind to bring summer redux once more, though increasing clouds in the afternoon and evening portend the changes ahead, formed by moisture riding well ahead of Florence’s remnant rainfall.

Rain will start after midnight Monday, expanding during the morning commute, avoiding southeast Massachusetts most of the morning and midday and never quite reaching the North Country at all.

For the rest of us, showers will turn to downpours, then downpours will turn to rain and embedded thunder as the day progresses. Those showers will drop exceptional rainfall rates that will produce localized flooding of streets and urban flooding. It will particularly make an impact during the afternoon as rainfall totals of two to four inches with locally higher amounts are expected.

As rumbles of thunder move through, one or two thunderstorms may even turn damaging, as isolated tornadoes continue to develop in the remnant of Florence.

By Tuesday night, rain will be departing, but a cool, moist flow of raw fall air will move in for Wednesday, locking in gray skies and chilly temperatures that will struggle to get much past 60 degrees.

Thursday should bring a return of some sun in a crisp air, with Thursday night showers marking the return of warmth by Friday.

Right now, the weekend looks split with Saturday looking good, and Sunday not necessarily a washout, but quite possibly bringing some showers. High temperatures should drop to the 60s from Sunday into early next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Flash Flood Watch as Florence Remnants Approach]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:12:19 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091618+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

Records fell in parts of New England over the weekend. St. Johnsbury, Vermont hit 85, breaking the record of 85 set "way back" in 2015. Meantime, highs soared to 90 in Lawrence, Massachusetts and near 90 in Metrowest.

While 80s may be more common these days in September, we're really pushing the limits of the heat these days. Today we'll stumble a bit as the numbers come down thanks to a few more clouds and a steady south wind. That said, it will still feel like a summer day.

A flash flood watch was issued for northern Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island that will be in effect Monday through late Tuesday.

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In Connecticut, Hartford, Tolland and Windham are under the watch. In Massachusettes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex Norfolk, Northern Bristol, Northern Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties are affected by the watch. As for Rhode Island, Kent and Providence are under the watch.

What remains of Florence - and it's a lot - is still spinning in Western North Carolina and Tennessee. Plumes of tropical rain are feeding into the circulation. A good amount of this will disperse/decay with time in the next 24 hours, but since the storm is getting scooped up by a fast-moving jet stream, the rain will be on our doorstep by tomorrow morning.

Latest forecasts keep at least some of the heavy rain intact as the storm crosses the Commonwealth. Expect the most intense and persistent downpours to target Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon.

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It's here that brief, localized flooding could become a problem into the evening drive. Stream rises will be abrupt, so watch out for rising water. Elsewhere, pockets of heavy rain could pass as well, but the primary focus for two hours of rain seems to lie to the north of Boston.

A very sticky wind will blow in with the storm system, too. Dew points will rise near or over 70, making it super-humid, as the winds gust from the southwest. And then, just as quickly as it arrived, it will move away Tuesday night.

In its wake are cooler temps and a ton of clouds. We’ll be a little closer to normal, but heat may make a cameo by the end of the week.


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<![CDATA[Temps Up And Down As Rains Come And Go]]>Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:58:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/160*135/ForecastTuesday.PNG

Records fell in parts of New England today. St. Johnsbury, VT hit 85 degrees, breaking the record of 85 set "way back" in 2015. Meantime, highs soared to 90 degrees in Lawrence, MA and near 90 in Metrowest.

While 80s may be more common these days in September, we're really pushing the limits of the heat these days. Tomorrow we'll stumble a bit as the numbers come down, thanks to a few more clouds and a steady south wind.

What remains of Florence - and it's a lot - is still spinning in Western North Carolina. Plumes of tropical rain are feeding into the circulation. A good amount of this will disperse or decay with time in the next day, but since the storm is getting scooped up by a fast-moving jet stream, the rain will be on our doorstep by Tuesday morning.

Latest forecasts keep at least some of the heavy rain intact as the storm crosses the Commonwealth. Expect the most intense and persistent downpours to target Northern Mass. and Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon. It's here that brief, localized flooding could become a problem into the evening drive. Stream rises will be abrupt, so watch out for rising water. Elsewhere, pockets of heavy rain could pass as well, but the primary focus for 2+ inches of rain seems to lie to the north of Boston.

A very sticky wind will blow in with the storm system too. Dew points will rise near or over 70 (super humid) as the winds gust from the southwest. And then, just as quickly as it arrived, it will move away Tuesday night.

In its wake are cooler temps and a ton of clouds. Heat may make a cameo by the end of the week.



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<![CDATA[Torrential Rains Move Into Area Tuesday]]>Sun, 16 Sep 2018 21:59:58 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09162018-rains2.jpg

Another beautiful day with lots of sunshine expected. Highs will rise quickly into the 80s, except for coastal town with temperatures in the 70s, a warm and perfect way to say good-bye to the last weekend of summer.

A few extra clouds, and even a spot shower, is possible over the mountains of Northern New England. Monday will start out with patchy fog, it will then dissipate under a mostly sunny sky. The warmth continues with highs in the 70s and 80s.

Clouds will increase late from west to east ahead of the remnants of Florence. Those will arrive with periods of heavy, tropical rains on Tuesday. A swath of heavy rain is possible over Southern New England with totals up to 1-3 inches of rain, some localized spots up to 4 inches. With this much rainfall in a short period of time, there’s a threat for street flooding so don’t forget to “turn around and don’t drown.”

The rain will pull away early on Wednesday, and we’ll turn cooler and more seasonable late week with Autumn arriving on Saturday.



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<![CDATA[Super Sunday Weather]]>Sun, 16 Sep 2018 08:20:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09162018-wxam2.jpg

Overnight low clouds and fog will gradually burn off this morning, just like we saw yesterday. After that expect plenty of sunshine and warm conditions. Highs will reach the 70s and 80s with a light wind.

A few extra clouds, and even a spot shower, will bubble up over the mountains of Northern New England.

Monday will also be mild with highs in the 70s and 80s. Clouds will increase late from west to east ahead of the remnants of Florence.

Those will arrive with periods of heavy, tropical rains on Tuesday. A wide swath of New England will pick up 1-3” of rain.

The rain will pull away early on Wednesday, and we’ll turn cooler and more seasonable late week.



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<![CDATA[Fog Saturday Night, Sunny Sunday, Rain Arrives Tuesday]]>Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:33:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/091518+wx+blog+2.jpg

After a spectacular Saturday, more beautiful weather is ahead for the second half of the weekend.

Fog will, however, redevelop tonight. That will be locally dense into early Sunday. With time that will burn off to plenty of sunshine allowing highs to pop into the 70s and 80s.

A few extra clouds, and even a spot shower, will bubble up over the mountains of Northern New England.

Monday will also be mild with highs in the 70s and 80s. Clouds will increase late from west to east ahead of the remnants of Florence.

Those will arrive with periods of heavy, tropical rains on Tuesday. A wide swath of New England will pick up 1-3” of rain.

The rain will pull away early on Wednesday, and we’ll turn cooler and more seasonable late week.


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<![CDATA[Beautiful Weekend Ahead; Remnants of Florence by Mid-Week]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 23:48:19 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/DnEOhmiXcAAs294.jpg

A beautiful late summer weekend is on the way for New England, starting today.

After a mixture of sun and clouds, with highs in the 70s and 80s, temperatures will slip into the 50s and 60s overnight.

Saturday and Sunday will both be gorgeous, and above average in terms of temperature. Highs will be in the 70s at the coast, but closer to 80 inland with ample sunshine.

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Keep an eye out for continued high surf and rip currents at south facing beaches as swells from Florence keep working north.

There may be a few extra clouds over the mountains of Northern New England Sunday, with a sprinkle or two, but that will be very isolated.

We stay quiet and mild early next week, but we’ll be watching the remnants of Florence work up from the south.

Some rain associated with those remnants will arrive first in western New England late Monday into Tuesday. Then rounds of tropical rains will likely continue Tuesday into very early Wednesday as the rain moves east.

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It will also be muggy during this time, so there will likely be some hefty totals.

The end of the week will gradually turn cooler and closer to average for this time of year.


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<![CDATA[High Surf Advisory for Southern Coast of New England]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:48:10 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091418+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

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.

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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.

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<![CDATA[Foggy Morning Should Break Into Nice Sunshine]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:28:36 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091418+necn+am+wx.jpg

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.

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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.

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<![CDATA[Partial Clearing May Be Interrupted by Florence Downpours]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:55:05 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091318+necn+wx.jpg

While Florence comes ashore in the Carolinas, our weather here at home continues to improve from this point through the weekend.

The showers, downpours and thunder of Wednesday night into early Thursday morning have departed, and the most we’ll see from this point forward in Southern New England will be isolated sprinkles. Those sprinkles rest beneath stubborn clouds while Northern New England enjoys fair sky and a quiet air.

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That same weather – fair and quiet – will gradually push into all of New England for the weekend. We’ll start with some partial clearing in Eastern Massachusetts late Thursday and this evening, then find areas of clouds and fog filling back in overnight.

No bother, the clouds and fog will break apart on Friday within a few hours of sunrise. Of course, with a light wind and ample moisture in the lower atmosphere, the clouds probably won’t entirely disappear on Friday,

However, we’ll at least enjoy a blend of clouds and sun with high temperatures in the 70s for most and near 80 in Northern New England.

Saturday and Sunday only look better – highs around 80, ample sun and quiet weather through the weekend into Monday.

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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. Florence 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.


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<![CDATA[Overnight Downpours Continue Into Morning in New England]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:02:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091318+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

Wednesday’s downpours resulted in localized flash flooding from Connecticut to southeastern Massachusetts, where two-to-three-inches of rain fell in a short time.

Those downpours, associated with the same front that arrived a week ago, diminished to lighter showers, fog and drizzle last evening.

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But lone more disturbance fired up a few more showers late at night. Those late night downpours left rain, along with fog and drizzle, to start our day in Southern New England before drier air pushes in later.

Plenty of sunshine in Northern New England by Thursday afternoon and perhaps pushing partial clearing into Eastern Massachusetts by the day’s end.

Meanwhile, Major Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas Thursday night into Friday morning. The storm will drop flooding rain along with battering waves and wind there but sending large swell northward with 6-to-eight-foot waves reaching our South Coast now through the weekend, along with a risk for rip currents.

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Great weather moves in for the weekend with highs around 80 and the next chance of substantial rain after that is not until the middle of next week.


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<![CDATA[When and Where Hurricane Florence Will Make Landfall]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:47:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/miercoles-florence-5am-1.JPG

Major Hurricane Florence is quickly moving towards the Carolina coastline Wednesday and will bring gusty winds and heavy rains to the Southeast starting Thursday.

Winds will ramp up first at the coast, reaching tropical storm force on Thursday. Hurricane force winds of over 74 mph will arrive very early on Friday, particularly around Wilmington, North Carolina.

The winds will extend far inland though, with tropical storm force gusts potentially reaching into parts of Central North Carolina.

The powerful winds will batter the coast, and push a significant storm surge towards the coastline. This is the primary reason people are being evacuated. Storm surge is often one of the most deadly components of a storm.

After coming close to, or making, landfall in Southeastern North Carolina Thursday night into Friday morning the storm will slow to a crawl. It will then likely drift into parts of South Carolina through the rest of the day Friday and even into the weekend.

It’s at that point where the risk of flooding from rainfall dramatically increases. Tropical downpours will continue for several days in parts of both North and South Carolina, with some rainfall totals reaching 20 inches plus.

At this point, it looks like the bull's eye will be in Eastern North Carolina and Eastern South Carolina, with totals gradually dropping off to the north and west.

The storm will slowly slide south, and slow down because a strong area of high pressure is sitting over the northeast this weekend. So while it keeps the Southeast locked in stormy weather for days, it means New England stays quiet.

The only impacts we will see from Florence this week is large waves and the risk of rip currents, especially for south-facing beaches.

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<![CDATA[Humid Air Returns, Delivers Scattered Showers]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:49:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091218+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

Wednesday’s showers have nothing to do with Hurricane Florence, but rather a feed of energetic disturbances aloft that are interacting with humid air at ground level.

That air is producing scattered showers, downpours and even some embedded thunder. The absence of any sun will mean high temperatures struggle to get beyond the lower 70s Wednesday. However, Northern New England sees drier weather with some breaks of sun and therefore, should rise well into the 70s.

After daytime showers diminish Wednesday evening, another late night disturbance will likely fire them up anew, leaving some showers for Thursday morning in Southern New England.

The new showers will arrive before drier air pushes in during the day, breaking plenty of sun out in Northern New England by afternoon. It may perhaps push a partial clearing into Eastern Massachusetts by the day’s end.

Meanwhile, Major Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas Thursday night into Friday morning. The storm will drop flood-inducing rain along with battering waves and wind there.

It will swell northward, with six-to-eight-foot waves reaching our South Coast by Thursday into Friday, raising the risk for rip currents. Great weather moves in for the weekend with highs around 80 and the next chance of substantial rain after that not until the middle of next week.


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<![CDATA[Weak Stationary Front Prompts Patchy Fog, Drizzle]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 05:51:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091218+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

Though tropical storm Gordon's remnant moved out Tuesday night, leaving one-to-5 inches of rain, a weak stationary front is stalled overhead.

Patchy fog and drizzle, with a few thunderstorms, Wednesday morning give way to a few sunny breaks with showers or embedded thunder to remain scattered through the day. There will be slightly cooler temperatures than Tuesday with highs in the 60s to low 70s with light variable winds.

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More of the same is expected Wednesday night and Thursday. Not much sun for us this week.

Thursday night, Major Hurricane Florence will be nearing the Carolinas with Tropical Storm Force wind impacting the Carolina coast by morning. Landfall in North Carolina is probable by early Friday, but here at home, drier air will slowly be moving in from Canada.

In fact, we’re looking at what will be terrific weather heading into the weekend with highs in the 70s and no rain expected as New England remains north of Florence by a healthy margin. However, large waves will emanate from the hurricane and impact our south-facing coasts.

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If any moisture is going to slide northward from the remnant of Florence to deliver enhanced rain to New England, it wouldn’t be until our next frontal system moves through during the early to middle part of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[New Downpours Could Develop After Brief Break]]>Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:37:38 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091118+afternoon+wx.jpg

Overnight rain of one to two inches for much of New England came as the significantly weakened remnant of once-Tropical Storm Gordon moved through. Behind that rain, we’re finding breaks of sun, increasingly humid air and temperatures warming from those breaks of sun to near 80.

A new shower or downpour will be possible during the day, particularly this evening, then scattered showers and downpours will redevelop for some communities overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

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During the day Wednesday, expect any showers or embedded thunder to remain scattered through the day, though a likely absence of sun will mean slightly cooler temperatures than Tuesday.

By Thursday, Hurricane Florence will be nearing the Carolinas with Tropical Storm Force wind impacting the Carolina coast by morning. Landfall in North Carolina may be probable Thursday night, but here at home, drier air will slowly be moving in from Canada.

In fact, we’re looking at what will be terrific weather heading into the weekend with highs in the 70s. No rain expected as New England remains north of Florence by a healthy margin, though large waves will emanate from the hurricane and impact our south-facing coasts.

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If any moisture is going to slide northward from the remnant of Florence to deliver enhanced rain to New England, it wouldn’t be until our next frontal system moves through during the early to middle part of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Spotty Thunderstorms Halt Into Breaks of Sun]]>Tue, 11 Sep 2018 05:04:01 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091118+necn+early+wx.png+.jpg

The decaying remnant of Tropical Storm Gordon was absorbed by a warm front that is pushing across Maine Tuesday morning.

In Maine, we have elements of heavier rain much of the day. But for most of New England, rain is tapering to showers and a thunderstorm with a few sunny breaks.

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Temperatures warm into the 70s and near 80. The front in Maine stalls Tuesday and sinks back to the south on Wednesday. It will not have as much moisture available, but the chance of showers should continue mostly in Central and Southern New England.

Even on Thursday, we have the front in southern New England with cooler air and a few showers. It will be brighter to the north. At the same, we'll start to dry out later Thursday into Friday, when Hurricane Florence will likely make landfall.

High pressure from Canada creates a block keeping the remnant of Florence well to our south and New England actually slides into a nice stretch of weather for the upcoming weekend. This weekend's high temperatures will near 80 and offer fair skies.

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Any leftover rain from Hurricane Florence will likely take until next Monday or Tuesday to reach New England in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast and would be significantly weakened by then.


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<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Hurricane Florence]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:42:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/FlorenceTrack.png

As of midday Monday, the National Hurricane Center now indicates that Florence is quickly becoming well organized, with a distinct eye, and has undergone a period of rapid intensification into a powerful hurricane. This storm will continue its track towards the west Northwest, allowing it to move over very warm waters (83 degrees-85 degrees) which will serve as fuel for this system to strengthen as it approaches the coast of the southeastern United States.

All models show it continuing as a category 4 storm through Tuesday.

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Florence is on track to make a possible landfall anywhere between Hilton Head, South Carolina to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, cities within the cone of uncertainty. It is imperative to not focus on the forecast line because any changes in the weather pattern could veer this system away from its current track, so that’s why the importance on the cone of uncertainty.

The hurricane’s wind field is expected to grow as the days go by, increasing the risk for rip currents and storm surge. Life-threatening storm surge is likely between the coasts of South Carolina to Virginia especially starting on Wednesday.

Rainfall totals from Thursday thru Saturday show up to 20 inches of rain in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and surrounding areas as this hurricane will stall once it moves inland, so then the issue would be freshwater flooding.

Locally, we are not expected to get direct impacts from Florence but if you are planning on heading out to the water, large swells are expected along the coastline with rough surf, beach erosion and life-threatening rip currents.

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<![CDATA[Heavy Rain Threatens Crisp Atmosphere With Humidity]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:37:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091018+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

The cool, fall air of this weekend has been fighting a battle against incoming moisture that represents the decaying remnant of Tropical Storm Gordon, the storm that made landfall on the Gulf of Mexico coast last week.

Eventually, the moisture will win out, spreading rain from southwest to northeast across New England Monday morning to this evening, respectively.

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Some elements of heavier rain will develop Tuesday night, particularly over Western, Central and Northern New England, while the wind on Cape Cod will gust over 40 mph from the southeast. Those gusts will usher more humid air into Southern New England.

The new, humid air Tuesday will team with a few breaks of sun between lots of clouds to bump temperatures into the 70s and near 80. However, this will also lead to the development of scattered showers, downpours and embedded thunder.

By Wednesday, the chance of showers should be confined mostly to Southern New England. While Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas Thursday evening or night, New England actually slides into a nice stretch of weather.

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Comfortable temps are in store for the upcoming weekend with high temperatures near 80 and fair skies.

Any leftover rain from Hurricane Florence will likely take until next Monday or Tuesday to reach New England in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast and would be significantly weakened by then.


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<![CDATA[Fall-Like Feel Will Be Interrupted by Developing Storm]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 05:03:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/091018+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

The cool temps we've been feeling through the weekend will be interrupted by some showers and upcoming humidity.

Monday morning begins with another crisp start to the day as light sprinkles move in south before storms develop. After a dry morning commute, lunchtime finds showers starting to drift in and by the evening drive, a steady rain should blanket New England.

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Periodic rain will continue through Monday night, breaking into scattered showers and thunder Tuesday with some sun and spiking humidity.

By Wednesday, just a few showers will linger from time to time.

As we get deeper into the week, temperatures will drop a bit, but not as cool as our recent stretch, with highs in the 70s to near 80.

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Of course, all eyes are on Florence and its landfall in the Carolinas as what’s expected to be a major, damaging hurricane. However, New England should not worry about a direct impact as the storm will slow and nearly stall over the Carolinas later this week. No rain is expected to drift as far north as New England until sometime early next week.


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<![CDATA[Tropical Storm Remnants Dampen Start of Workweek]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:52:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09102018-rain2.jpg

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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<![CDATA[A Cool And Cloudy Sunday Ahead]]>Sun, 09 Sep 2018 06:56:04 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09092018-sunamwx2.jpg

After a chilly start this morning, temperatures recover into the 60s during the afternoon. Skies will remain cloudy and any shower activity should stay south of I-95 in southern New England.

Monday and Tuesday are looking soggy at this point. An inch to an inch and a half is possible. Temperatures on Monday will stay in the 60s, but the warm front will lift north on Tuesday pushing temperatures into the low 80s.

Wednesday, showers are still possible with temperatures around 80 degrees. The remainder of the week looks warmer than average with temperatures holding around 80°. We will also remain unsettled with showers around as well.

All eyes remain on the tropics. Florence is expected to be a major hurricane, once again. It should become a category 4 or 5 hurricane by Monday. At this point a New England landfall is very unlikely. The Carolinas have the greatest chance of seeing a landfall. Impacts, if the forecast models play out like they’re showing could be devastating in parts of the mid Atlantic and southeast.



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<![CDATA[Dry, Cool Weekend Continues]]>Sat, 08 Sep 2018 23:38:09 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Weather_Forecast_Sept_8_5_pm.jpg

Our cloudy, cool weekend will continue.

Showers may try to edge into Connecticut by Sunday afternoon or evening, but the remainder of New England will be dry. After a cool start, especially in Northern New England where 30s will be possible, temperatures will only climb into the 60s. This will be a continued shock to the system after such a warm stretch.

Monday and Tuesday are looking soggy at this point. An inch to an inch and a half is possible. Temperatures on Monday will stay in the 60s, but the warm front will lift north on Tuesday, pushing temperatures into the low 80s.

Wednesday, showers are still possible with temperatures around 80°. The remainder of the week looks warmer than average with temperatures holding around 80°. We will also remain unsettled with showers around as well.

All eyes on the tropics. Florence is expected to be a major hurricane once again. It should become a category 4 or 5 hurricane by Monday. At this point a New England landfall is very unlikely. The Carolinas have the greatest chance of seeing a landfall. Impacts, if the forecast models play out like they’re showing, could be devastating in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and southeast.

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<![CDATA[Fall-Feel Continues All Weekend]]>Sat, 08 Sep 2018 07:40:31 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/09082018-am-wx3.jpg

After a chilly morning around New England, temperatures will stay cool all weekend long.

Highs today will be in the 60s to near 70, with more 60s than anything else by Sunday. Winds will be onshore both days.

Expect a mixture of sun and clouds both days as well. The brightest weather will be found north, with more clouds clinging to Southern New England.

Monday is still cool, with 60s to around 70, but rain will be arriving. Some of this is actually related to the remnants of what was once Gordon, the storm which hit the Gulf of Mexico.

By Tuesday the showers continue but we pop back into warm, humid air.

The middle and end of next week continue to be somewhat uncertain, and dictated by the future movements of Florence. Regardless of the storm’s final path, New England will see big waves and rip currents next week.



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<![CDATA[Cool Weekend Ahead; Below Average Temperatures Continue]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 23:38:06 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/FEELS_LIKE_Friday.png

After such a hot and humid stretch of weather—a big change for the weekend. Cool, below average temperatures stick around for the next several days.

Lows overnight will dip into the 40s and 50s in Northern New England with mostly clear skies, with 50s and 60s in Southern New England where we’ll have more clouds.

The weekend will follow the same general pattern, with a mixture of sun and clouds across New England as a whole. The brightest weather will be found north, with more clouds clinging to Southern New England.

Highs on Saturday will be in the 60s to near 70, with more 60s than anything else by Sunday. Winds will be onshore both days.

Monday is still cool, with 60s to around 70, but rain will be arriving. Some of this is actually related to the remnants of what was once Gordon, the storm which hit the Gulf of Mexico.

By Tuesday the showers continue but we pop back into warm, humid air.

The middle and end of next week continue to be somewhat uncertain, and dictated by the future movements of Florence. Regardless of the storm’s final path, New England will see big waves and rip currents next week.

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<![CDATA[East Coast Keeping a Close Eye on Florence]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:13:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Florence+impact.jpg

We’re entering what’s typically the busiest part of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and this year is no exception.

Just days after Gordon made landfall along the Gulf coast, Florence is spinning over open waters.

As of late Friday morning, the storm is a tropical storm, weakening after encountering strong wind shear. Shear is a changing of wind speed and direction with height. It tends to limit hurricane development.

But just days ago, in a more favorable environment, Florence was a formidable major hurricane. Over the coming days, it is likely to regain that designation as a major hurricane as wind shear diminishes and the storm moves over warm waters.

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Through the weekend the storm will stay far away from land. By early next week, the center is likely to pass south of Bermuda.

By the middle of next week, the forecast becomes much more complicated. There are essentially two options for the storm. It can either continue towards the East Coast or it can curve out to sea.

The vast majority of storms like this curve out to sea thanks to high pressure located over the Atlantic. In this case, the area of high pressure may be positioned a bit differently. It actually may act as a block for the storm, preventing its harmless re-curve.

If that happens and the storm is forced toward the coast, landfall along the East Coast is very possible, particularly near the Carolinas since the Outer Banks just a little farther to the east than surrounding states.

It’s still too early to know which path the storm will take, but regardless, the entire East Coast will see large waves and rip currents next week. That includes New England.

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With so many possibilities, there is certainly no need to panic or change travel plans along the East Coast for next week.

The most prudent thing to do is monitor the forecast and plan ahead for the two scenarios outlined above.

In hurricane season it’s always wise to think about what supplies you would need in the event of a storm, be it Florence or another one. Disaster kits should include non-perishable foods, water, and medications.


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<![CDATA[Feel Fall's First Installment Before Storms Creep In ]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:31:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/090718+necn+afternoon+wx.jpg

Fall air has arrived in New England –- at least the first installment. With a continued northeast and northerly wind this weekend, each day will be a bit cooler than the one previous until we clear the weekend.

In fact, while the drier, less humid air will squash out even leftover Friday sprinkles to deliver a dry weekend, the air will also be cool enough to hold daytime highs. Those highs are expected to be around 70 on Saturday with 60s in the hills, and widespread 60s on Sunday.

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You can imagine overnight lows will get a bit chilly for some of us. Temperatures are expected to be between the 40s and 50s, north to south on Friday night, but some frost is possible Saturday night in the valleys of far Northern New England!

The nice part about cool, Canadian air is it’s also dry air, which will hold rain at bay until Monday.

Early next week is when rain is likely to develop during the morning and last periodically throughout the day. Some showers will linger into Tuesday, but the rain and showers mark an attempt by warmer air to return to the region.

Temperatures are expected to rebound to around 80 degrees for the middle and end of next week.

Although the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast doesn’t show any direct impacts from Hurricane Florence at this time, we’ll be watching her for the end of next week and at least some big waves seem probable no matter the track.

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<![CDATA[Onshore Wind Bringing Crisp Temps, Fall-Like Feel]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 05:06:31 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/090718+early+am+wx+necn.jpg

The hot, humid stretch of weather in New England is now over. Much cooler, crisp feeling air is now following in for the weekend.

Expect lots of sun far north Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and even a spot shower in Southern New England. A wind off the water will keep our highs in the 70s.

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This weekend is even cooler thanks to the continued onshore wind. Highs will only be in the 60s to near 70! It will certainly feel like fall for the Patriots season opener on Sunday!

Monday is still cool as well, with some rain spreading into the area before temperatures warm back up closer to 80 for the rest of next week.

All the while we continue to watch Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. It is threatening to land into early next week, but by then it will approach Bermuda.

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<![CDATA[Afternoon Storms Bring Break in Heat and Humidity]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 01:18:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/215*120/lightning211.jpg

After reaching a record high of 95 on Thursday in Boston, the heat and humidity is breaking. That break in the heat comes with downpours and storms as a cold front slides through New England.

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Storms will continue to rumble through the area into Thursday evening as humidity slowly drops from north to south.

The real appreciable drop in humidity will hold off until nightfall, when lows sink into the 40s and 50s in northern New England and the 60s in southern New England. Clouds will hold tough in southern New England, keeping it a bit milder there.

Friday will be similar. Expect lots of sun far north, with mostly cloudy skies and even a spot shower in southern New England. A wind off the water will keep our highs in the 70s.

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This weekend is even cooler thanks to the continued onshore wind. Highs will only be in the 60s to near 70! It will certainly feel like fall for the Patriots season opener on Sunday!

Monday is still cool, as well, with some rain spreading into the area, before temperatures warm back up closer to 80 for the rest of next week.

All the while, we continue to watch Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. It is now a threat to land into early next week, but by then, it will approach Bermuda.


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<![CDATA[Severe Thunderstorms to Develop in Midst of Harsh Heat]]>Thu, 06 Sep 2018 04:42:34 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/090618+necn+early+am+wx.jpg

Thursday will be very hot and humid, so be sure to stay hydrated.

Temperatures will reach the low to mid-90s but since it will be coupled with high humidity, it will feel like 100 degrees.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon. Some storms may be strong to severe.

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Once the cold front passes, temperatures and humidity levels drop by Friday. Friday through Sunday will offer some relief from the harsh heat as they will be cool and comfortable.

High temperatures will range from the mid-60s to the low 70s. Unsettled, cool weather will return for Monday.

Following a rainy, cool Monday, temperatures should climb back into the upper-70s and low 80s.

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We are tracking Florence in the Atlantic. Florence is a major hurricane. The cold front that moves through Thursday should help steer Florence. If Florence and the cold front don’t interact, the entire east coast will need to watch the hurricane closely.

Stay tuned!


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<![CDATA[Hot, Humid Weather Sticking Around for Now]]>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 23:37:23 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/necn+wx+090518.png

Although today’s air is humid by any standard in most of New England, it’s surely less humid than we’ve experienced in the last several days and many of us will notice the difference, albeit slight.

However, temperatures are still climbing to near 90 in some spots, and humidity will increase gradually late in the day toward evening, then again overnight tonight with areas of clouds and fog developing late at night.

Any fog and clouds will burn off Thursday morning for a hazy, hot and humid day with highs around or over 90 for all but Northern New England, where a cold front arriving from Canada moves in first, prompting morning to midday showers.

By Thursday afternoon, the strong cold front moving south will trigger scattered strong thunderstorms in Central and Southern New England, moving south of New England by Thursday night but heralding the onset of a fall air that will dominate through the weekend.

Whether cool air with highs in the 60s to near 70 is welcome for your outdoor plans or not, one thing is for sure – it’s the cool air push we have to thank for thrusting a weekend full of rain south of New England, into the Mid-Atlantic.

The rain to our south will rise northward Monday into Tuesday, impacting New England and infused with some leftover moisture from former Tropical Storm Gordon on the leading edge of warmth the tries to at least nose back into our region by the second half of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.



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<![CDATA[Thunderstorm Likely to Develop Due to Humidity, Temps Surge]]>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 05:59:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/090518+necn+early+wx.jpg

Humidity will creep back in throughout the day. Much of the region will be dry, but we can’t rule out a shower or thunderstorm in northern New England.

Temperatures will range from the mid-70s in northern New England to the mid-80s in central and southern New England. Wednesday will be hot and humid.

Temperatures will surge into the low 90s and dew points will be in the mid-70s. Northern New England may be the only location that might stay fairly comfortable.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop along a cold front. It’s too early to tell if severe weather is a possibility. Once the front passes, it will turn significantly more comfortable.

Temperatures from Friday through Sunday will range from the 60s into the 70s. At this point, the weekend should stay mainly dry. Shower chances will increase next week.

We are watching Tropical Storm Gordon and its remnants to see if we get some tropical downpours. The Atlantic Basin is also heating up. Florence is something we need to watch closely – most of the models take the storm out to see, but some do send it into the east coast. Stay tuned!

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<![CDATA[Humidity Delivers Chance of Isolated Showers in New England]]>Tue, 04 Sep 2018 23:44:53 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/090418+afternoon+necn+wx.jpg

Although a cold front has slowly settled southward through New England, there’s been no forceful push of cool air behind it. Due to the lack of coolness, humid air will begrudgingly bleed south through Tuesday and the evening, eventually yielding some slightly more comfortable air by evening and night.

In the overturning of air, an isolated shower is possible Tuesday afternoon in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, though the vast majority of us will stay dry.

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Wednesday won’t feature overwhelming humidity, but it’ll still certainly be somewhat humid with highs in the 80s again under sunshine.

Expect an increasing southwest wind Thursday to bring the return of deeper heat, humidity and haze. Temperatures will rise above 90 and the heat index values will soar to 95 to 100. Cooler air will make for a fall preview that will start Friday and last through the weekend.

In fact, temperatures will drop 15 to 20 degrees from Thursday to Friday with highs only in the 70s Friday. Some of us may not even hit 70 on Saturday and Sunday!

It looks like showers this weekend should settle south of most of New England communities. However, rain is likely to move in first thing next week as warmer air begins a battle to return to New England in the exclusive 10-day Early Warning Weather Forecast.

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<![CDATA[Humidity, Hot Temps Continue for Now; Spot Showers for Some]]>Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:20:36 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/090418+early+necn+am+wx.jpg

While it won’t be quite as hot as Labor Day, Tuesday is still going to be much above average and sticky as a cold front slides through New England.

Morning lows will start the day in the 70s, but by afternoon, most spots will be in the 80s. The towns that are near 90 still will be in far Southern New England. Just like temperatures, humidity will still be high, but not quite as oppressive as Labor Day.

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The front will slip through without much fanfare, so just expect a spot shower with otherwise a mixture of sun and clouds.

Wednesday is similar. We’re still a touch less hot and humid than how we start the week. Highs will mainly be in the 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

A warm front comes in late Wednesday, which may trigger another spot shower, but more importantly, it allows temperatures to zoom back into the 90s on Thursday. Humidity will again be oppressive. The only areas that will be a touch more comfortable will be right along the Canadian border, thanks to yet another cold front moving in.

As that front slams into the hot and humid air, expect more widespread showers and storms.

While clouds and some showers likely linger into Friday, especially south, temperatures and humidity will drop dramatically. Highs will only be in the 70s to end the week. That continues right into the upcoming weekend.

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<![CDATA[Summer Weather Continues, Much Cooler by Weekend]]>Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:37:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Weather_Forecast_Sept_3_4_pm.jpg

Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer, but in terms of weather, summer continues well beyond the holiday.

After reaching 90 on Monday, temperatures will be a touch less hot on Tuesday as a cold front slides through New England. Morning lows will start the day in the 70s, but by afternoon most spots will be in the 80s. The towns that are near 90 still will be in far Southern New England. Just like temperatures, humidity will still be high, but not quite as oppressive as Labor Day.

The front will slip through without much fanfare, so just expect a spot shower with otherwise a mixture of sun and clouds.

Wednesday is similar. We’re still a touch less hot and humid than how we start the week. Highs will mainly be in the 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

A warm front comes in late Wednesday, which may trigger another spot shower, but more importantly it allows temperatures to zoom back into the 90s on Thursday. Humidity will again be oppressive. The only areas that will be a touch more comfortable will be right along the Canadian border, thanks to yet another cold front moving in.

Expect more widespread showers and storms as that front slams into the hot and humid air.

While clouds and some showers likely linger into Friday, especially south, temperatures and humidity will drop dramatically. Highs will only be in the 70s to end the week. That continues right into the upcoming weekend.

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