Clouds and rain have now moved into the region with the chance for some embedded downpours and rumbles of thunder. The Storm Prediction Center has placed southern New England under a marginal risk for possible strong wind gusts up to 50 mph this afternoon and evening, with the potential for downed branches or a few downed trees.
This is a fast-moving cold front with most of the rain will pull away by midnight. Cooler temperatures arrive tonight with 40s and 50s over much of the region under partly to mostly clear skies.
We end the work week under lots of sunshine and highs that will be 5-10 degrees cooler.
Summer-like weather returns Saturday due to a southwest breeze that will allow temperatures to climb into the low 80s. Bright sun will gradually fade behind increasing clouds as another front arrives from the west.
Showers and an isolated storm is possible Saturday evening/night with cooler air returning Sunday under a sunny sky. It will be coolest at the coast due to an onshore wind.
Our rollercoaster ride continues next week. Highs Monday will be in the 60s, then we may quickly climb to around 80 by midweek to then possibly drop into the 50s for the first weekend in October.
On the other end, we are tracking the first snow of the season for the lower 48- by this weekend. The northern Rockies could get up to a foot of snow as cold air drops from Canada due to a big dip in the Jetstream.
The tropics are still active too as Karen meanders north of Puerto Rico while Lorenzo becomes a major hurricane churning in the Eastern Atlantic and it is expected to stay out to sea.