Two rounds of rain are moving through New England, partially related to what’s left of once Hurricane Michael.
Round one arrived on Thursday with a cold front. During the morning, rain was most widespread in Northern New England, with pockets of drizzle and light showers in Southern New England.
During the afternoon downpours became more widespread, and that continues into the evening. Expect a slow drive home from school and work, with localized areas of flooding on area streets. A few thunderstorms are even possible.
Temperatures during the day will be quite split, with 60s and 70s south and west of Boston, with 50s and 60s north and east.
Away from the South Coast, Cape, and Islands, where waves of rain continue tonight, many of us see a break overnight ahead of round two, which brings rain associated with Michael as it passes offshore.
That rain from Michael will be heavy at times in Southeastern Massachusetts, parts of Rhode Island, and parts of Connecticut early on Friday. This will slow the morning commute.
North and west of Boston and Worcester just expect lots of clouds and more sporadic light showers.
Total rainfall for many will end up in the 1-to-2-inches range, with 2-to-4-inches for the South Coast, Cape, and Islands.
Skies will clear after lunch on Friday, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
The weekend will be cool, with highs in the 50s and 60s. There may be a spot shower on Saturday, or a flurry in the mountains of Northern New England, while skies are expected to be brighter on Sunday thanks to high pressure building in.
Into next week, temperatures stay close to, or a bit below, normal.