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Will Matthew Make Landfall?

As nears the shore, it will rival the might of some of the bigger hurricanes in the past decade



    Today: Sunny, high in the 70s, 60s at the shore with a light seabreeze. Overnight: Mostly clear low in the 50s. Saturday: Increasing clouds, showers late day and at night. Highs near 70. (Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016)

    Canadian high pressure that is giving New England another beautiful day is also blocking northward progress of Hurricane Matthew.

    That keeps us in the sunshine Friday, but things will start to change for the weekend.

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    With sunny skies, high temperatures will climb well into the 70s, while it will be a little cooler with a seabreeze at the shore.

    A front that generated 20 tornadoes in Kansas on Thursday advances in our direction on Saturday.

    Our sky will be mostly clear on Friday evening, with increasing clouds late at night and temperatures low in the 50s.

    Clouds race to New England on Saturday, but rain showers should hold off until late in the day. High temperatures will be close to 70 degrees, becoming a bit muggy.

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    Even though Matthew will be off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, it will push tropical moisture in our direction, adding fuel to a front crossing New England at night.

    Rain may become steady and moderate overnight Saturday as low pressure develops along the front, off New Jersey, and the cross is very close to Cape Cod on Sunday.

    Sunday should turn brighter in western and northern New England, but it now looks like we may stay cloudy and damp from Boston to Cape Cod and the Islands into Sunday afternoon.

    Wind from the north brings in cooler air with highs in the 50s north to 60 south on Sunday afternoon.

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    New high-pressure from Canada will bring in fair and chilly weather to start next week. That high will also block Matthew, which is forecast to turn back to the south and back toward Florida as a weakening tropical storm early next week.

    East of Matthew is Hurricane Nicole, also surprising because it became a category two last night. Each of those storms will loop in the ocean into next week.

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    But it still looks like they will stay well south of New England, so we should enjoy some pretty nice weather next week too.

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