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Weather turns better Tuesday, but all eyes are on Hurricane Matthew

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Some storms moved through parts of the state on Monday evening, thanks to some warm air and a passing system.

This comes as the Early Warning Forecast team continues to keep an eye on the uncertain track of Hurricane Matthew. 

"Later tonight, there may be a few lingering showers and some spotty drizzle due to a moist maritime flow," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said.

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Temperatures will fall back into the 60s Monday night, with overnight lows in the 50s.

We'll see an extended period of quiet weather starting on Tuesday.

There could be spotty drizzle Tuesday morning, but then there will be partial clearing during the afternoon.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will also be nice days.

"We’ll have clear, cool nights and bright, mild afternoon. The mercury will dip into the upper 30s and 40s at night. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s," DePrest said.

Tracking Hurricane Matthew

As of Monday evening, Hurricane Matthew hovered just southwest of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and was moving north at 7 mph.

"Matthew will cause life threatening rain, wind, and storm surge over portions of Haiti tonight," DePrest said.

It had 130 mph sustained winds as a powerful category 4 storm.

DePrest said Matthew is expected to move northward with a bend to the northwest over the coming days.

It is expected to stay off the east coast of Florida, but the hurricane could track close to the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Saturday and Saturday night.

"The GFS run from early this morning brings the center of Matthew right over Cape Cod on Sunday. On that course, Connecticut could experience at least tropical storm force winds and 3-5 inches of rain with the potential for flooding," DePrest said.

Meanwhile, the European track has a similar track with Matthew coming close to the Carolina coast this weekend.

"However, the ECMWF then has Matthew taking a right hand turn with a track well to the south of New England early next week on Columbus Day.  This track would have little or no impact on our weather in Connecticut," DePrest said.

He said the Eyewitness News weather team continues to track Matthew, but it is unclear at this point which model is correct.

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