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The warm/humid weather continues, plus closely monitoring Jose!

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

After some locally dense fog earlier this morning, the rest of the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds.  As of the Noon hour, many communities had reached the upper 70s and a few hit the 80 degree mark... temperatures should peak in the lower 80s inland, mid to upper 70s along the coast.  While most of the state will remain dry, we can't rule out an isolated shower or storm. 

Our forecast is on track for the weekend:  warm/humid both days.  Saturday will be primarily dry with a slim chance for an isolated shower/storm.  Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds.

Regarding Jose, we continue to monitor the storm very closely... while still a tropical storm as of the 11a update, it is forecast to re-intensify to a category 1 hurricane later today.  The latest forecast track and model data indicates that here in Southern New England, we may have to contend with wind (perhaps tropical storm force, 39+ mph) and rain from Jose later Tuesday into early Wednesday of next week.  This is still a very changeable situation... a farther shift west in the track would be more problematic for CT while one farther east would be ideal. 

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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TODAY…

Remnant moisture from Irma will move away from New England today, but the atmosphere will still be a bit unstable.  That means we can expect widely scattered showers and thunderstorms to pop up this afternoon.  However, most of the state will remain dry.  Overall, we can expect a decent day with a mix of clouds and sunshine.  However, the air will remain warm and humid.  Temperatures will top 80 degrees away from the coast and dew point temperatures will be in the 60s.

THE LAST WEEKEND OF SUMMER…

A weak area of high pressure will be the dominant weather feature in New England throughout the weekend.  That is good news for us!  We can expect partly sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday and it will certainly feel like summer with temperatures reaching 80-85 away from the coast both days.  The air will remain humid with dew points in the 60s.

A few isolated showers and thunderstorms could pop up during the warmth of the afternoon, but they will be hit or miss and many towns will remain dry.  Overall, it will be a great weekend for outdoor activities and that includes a number of fairs in the state.  We have the Four Town Fair, the Guilford Fair, The Orange Country Fair, and of course the Berlin Lions Agricultural Fair!

NEXT WEEK…

The nice weather will carry over into the beginning of the week.  Monday should be partly sunny and warm with highs in the lower 80s.  However, our weather on Tuesday and Wednesday will greatly depend on the future course of Jose.  For now, Jose is a tropical storm centered about 360 miles to the northeast of the Southeastern  Bahamas.  Jose is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane once again, and that could happen today.  Jose will move toward the northwest and then turn northward off the East Coast of the United States this weekend.  The latest model runs of the GFS and European Model have Jose taking a close run at New England late Tuesday, Tuesday night, and Wednesday morning.  However, both models keep the center east of New England.  If that happens, we would get some rain and wind, but the worst of the storm would remain offshore.  A more westerly track would mean a greater impact on Southern New England, and that could happen.  Jose will cause high surf and dangerous rip currents without a doubt.  However, any other impacts Jose will have on Southern New England remains highly uncertain at this time.  We will be sure to keep you updated over the coming days, on-air, online, on our app, and through social media!

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

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