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As clouds and showers stick around, all eyes are on Hurricane Matthew

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As Hurricane Matthew makes his way north, we are stuck with some gloomy weather to finish out the first weekend of October.

The clouds continued on Sunday, and while there was some morning drizzle, the rain held off for the rest of the day, Meteorologist Mike Cameron said.

To kick off the first week of October, showers, clouds and a breeze are expected. 

“The reason for the showers will be the passage of the upper-level cut-off low that is now over the Ohio Valley, responsible for the clouds and showers we’ve had this weekend thus far,” Cameron said.

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He added that showers are more likely for Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Temperatures on Monday could reach the lower 70s.

“After some clouds and scattered showers Tuesday morning, we should see some clearing during the afternoon as high pressure and drier air works southward across New England later in the day,” Cameron said, adding that temperatures will be in the 60s.

Fair weather is expected for the remainder of the week, with partly sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday. There could be more clouds and showers for Friday.

As of Sunday, Hurricane Matthew stayed at a Category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean Sea with winds of 150 mph.

“The storm has been moving almost due west in the southern Caribbean, but is expected to take a sharp turn to the right, then traveling due north,” Cameron said.

One model shows Matthew eventually passing just off the Carolina coast later in the week, and coming into New England Saturday night and Sunday.

“The two previous runs of the GFS have shown the same path, likely due to its projection of a strong ridge of high pressure to our east that will guiding it up into New England, instead of curving out to sea,” Cameron said.

If this were to happen, the storm would bring heavy rain and high wind to New England.

Another model suggests a path away from New England.

“Several runs of the European Model have depicted Matthew moving very slowly while remaining on a path that takes it out to sea.  In the last run, however, the European has suggested a more westerly movement out to sea, keeping the storm closer to New England, with it sitting to our south-southeast by Sunday morning,” Cameron said.

As far as the Hartford Marathon is concerned, Cameron said if Matthew were to come our way, it would make more of an impact on Sunday. 

To read Mike’s full Technical Discussion, click here.

Stick with Channel 3 on air and online for the very latest on Hurricane Matthew’s track this week.

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