We start out the month of October with Ian’s remnants. What was a deadly hurricane is now a post-tropical cyclone centered over North Carolina and headed north, where its impacts will be less severe.
Ian’s remnant rains will be mostly confined to south coastal New England Saturday evening and through the overnight hours. High pressure to our north will continue to build into the region and at the same time, Ian’s remnants will remain to our south increasing the pressure gradient in between which will produce some gusty winds late tonight through Sunday night, especially across southeastern New England where we could see winds gusting over 40 mph.
A First Alert Stamp will remain on our Exclusive 10-Day Forecast Sunday for this reason.
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Much of the region remains dry and cool through Saturday evening, however, with temperatures falling through the 50s. Lows tonight will range from the 40s south, to 30s far north.
Clouds will be tough to clear far southern areas of New England on Sunday along with the threat for showers around, especially in the morning. The rest of southern New England will be dry with clouds and sun. Central and northern New England will remain on the cool side with sunshine and scattered clouds. Highs will be mostly in the 50s north, mid 50s to 60 south along with a gusty wind northeast wind, especially across southeastern New England where we’ll see gusts over 40 mph at times.
Wind gusts will increase throughout the day. Gusty winds and building seas may cause some beach erosion and minor coastal flooding.
Accumulating rain throughout the weekend enhances the potential for flash flooding in southern New England. The highest risk is near the South Shore. Boston may only see downpours while Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and possibly Cape Cod get more rain.
The new work week starts out dry but we’ll have to continue to monitor the remnants of Ian as it remains south of New England. A few showers from it may sneak back up into southern New England late Tuesday into Wednesday. Temperatures will remain cooler than normal for the rest of the week, with the exception of Thursday where we’ll be in the upper 60s, sunny and seasonable.