We saw some improvement in Boston and areas west by the late afternoon today with some breaks of sunshine, but the Cape & Islands continued to get battered by rough surf, especially during midday high tide.
Gusts also picked up in southeastern Massachusetts over the course of the day, causing more trees and power lines to come down.
Overnight tonight, it will still be windy along the coastline and into southern New England with lows near 60, but in far northern New England, skies will be partially clear and temperatures will slip into the 40s.
Tropical Storm Jose jogs back west after stalling earlier today and will bring more showers farther inland Friday late morning. Cool, wet, and windy weather is likely from Boston to Cape Cod Friday, periods of rain and temperatures near 60° -- certainly feeling like fall as the Autumn Equinox officially begins at 4:02 p.m. Friday. Wind will continue to gust from the Northeast 25 to 35 mph, higher at the beach.
As for cloud cover -- it will be a little further inland, but it should be mostly dry in Western and Northern New England.
The weekend brings a dose of sunshine and a warm-up! Jose finally drifts far enough off to the south, so sunshine returns to just about all of us for Saturday with highs in the 70s to near 80°.
The New England Patriots return to Foxborough Sunday where the sun should be shining and high temperature in the 80s.
More of the same is expected for Monday, with near record warmth here as autumn begins.
By the middle of next week we have to watch for Hurricane Maria, which may approach the south coast of New England in a similar fashion that Jose did this week, but it’s becoming more likely that Maria will remain out to sea. Right now we're not expecting any strong weather, but it's something to keep an eye on.