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Warm, Muggy with Irma remnants on the way...

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

Forecast is on track:  clouds increase this afternoon, temps warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s.  We can't rule out an isolated shower this evening.  Tomorrow and Friday we'll see a better chance for some showers as the remnants of Irma head into Southern New England.  Any wet weather should exit by the upcoming weekend.  Regarding Jose, we continue to monitor the Hurricane as it is positioned between Bermuda and Hispaniola... by early next week, some of our models stall the system well offshore of Southern New England. 

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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TODAY & THE REST OF THE WEEK…

Today will be another warm day with a slight uptick in humidity.  We’re beginning the day with temperatures in the 50s so you might want to grab that jacket or sweatshirt.  You’ll also need the sunglasses, but as the day progresses clouds will be on the increase as the remnants from Irma head up in our general direction.  While most of the day will be dry, we can’t rule out a late day isolated shower.  Highs will range from the upper 70s to lower 80s; if we see more sunshine through the afternoon hours, temperatures could go higher.

Tomorrow will feature more clouds than sunshine with the possibility of scattered showers --- with that said, it's not going to be a washout by any means.  Once again, we are forecasting highs in the lower 80s as the humidity rises to moderate levels.

By Friday, we will likely run the highest chance for showers and even some thunderstorms, compliments of Irma’s remnants.  It’ll be a warm, humid day with highs in the 70s to possibly near 80 degrees.  How warm it gets will greatly depend on how much, if any sunshine we see.  At this point, we are forecasting a mostly cloudy day with highs in the upper 70s.

THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER SEASON…

While at this point we cannot entirely rule out a lingering shower Saturday, it will be primarily dry as high pressure builds back into the region.  Therefore, we expect a partly sunny sky with highs near 80 degrees; the humidity will remain moderate.

Sunday is also looking good, since high pressure will dominate.  Temperatures should rise close to 80 degrees under a partly to mostly sunny sky.  Shoreline temperatures will be lower since there will be a more pronounced southeasterly breeze later in the weekend.

EARLY NEXT WEEK…

Our weather Monday through Wednesday right now looks good.  However, we will continue to closely monitor developments with Jose, currently meandering as a Category 1 hurricane well north of Puerto Rico and northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Over the coming days, Jose is forecast to do a big loop roughly between Bermuda and the Bahamas.  Later this week and over the weekend, the hurricane is expected to move northwestward toward the East Coast of the United States then turn to the northeast --- this is a slight change as our latest computer models are indicating a trend farther east/offshore.  As we are still many days out, we will need to see if this trend continues – so stay with WFSB for the very latest on this evolving situation as we provide updates on-air, online, on our app, and through social media.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney

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