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FIRST ALERT: Slippery Morning Commute Possible Thanks to Overnight Showers

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    Today (Wednesday): AM showers to sun, mild, breezy. Highs in the 60s. Overnight Wednesday Night: Clear. 40s. Thursday: Sunny, 60s. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019)

    The same front responsible for the Texas tornadoes is moving east from New England Wednesday morning. Rain and downpours, with an embedded thunderstorm, will end rapidly from west to east, if they haven’t already.

    The exception is in central and eastern Maine, where we may be raining through lunchtime and even midafternoon down east. For most of us, wind is not a factor. However, on the Maine coast from Penobscot Bay to Eastport, we are getting some gusts to 50 mph from the southeast, with a wind advisory Wednesday morning.

    Not long after rain ends the sun will be shining, with the breeze from the west to 10 to 20 mph pushing the temperature to near 70 degrees in southeastern New England. Most of us will be in the 60s. Temps will be in the 50s in far northern and eastern New England.

    We’ll endure a clearing and seasonable temps Wednesday night, with lows in the 40s and 50s.

    High pressure moves to our south Thursday. That means we actually warm up a bit even though technically, a cold front is going by now. But with sunshine and an offshore wind, we can get temperatures close to 70 degrees again Thursday in parts of southern New England.

    Our next front from Canada arrives in far northern New England later Thursday, with clouds increasing a chance of a shower near the Canadian border.

    That front divides some winter-like-cold in south-central Canada, and warm late-summer-like weather in the southeastern United States. The problem is this front may stall over us Friday, and sit here over the weekend with waves of low pressure rippling along with periods of wet weather.

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    We mentioned Tuesday with little confidence that we’re forecasting a fairly nice weekend. Confidence is now a little higher that it’s not going to be dry. It looks like another period of showers later Friday, maybe even some snowflakes in the tallest mountains late.

    Most of us have a dry Friday with temperatures in the lower 60s. But Saturday and Sunday probably end up mostly cloudy, especially in central and southern New England with periods of rain and temperatures cooling into the 50s.

    Confidence does not get much higher next week, as the front does not go far from New England, so we have a chance for showers or even rain, and even some snow off and on through Halloween, as seen here in our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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