I hope you had a chance to enjoy the gorgeous weather Tuesday. It is very likely that it was the nicest day we’ll see for the rest of September. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy, and not nearly as cool as the past couple of nights. Lows will be in the 50s – instead of the 30s and 40s that we woke up to on Tuesday. The breeze will diminish, but not die completely.
Wednesday should be partly to mostly cloudy, breezy to windy, and mild. Some passing showers are possible. It doesn’t look like a washout. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s. The wind will likely gust over 30 mph near the coast. The front will slowly ease offshore on Thursday. There may be a lingering shower, but we should get some sunshine mixed in, too. It won’t be too cool, with highs again within shouting distance of 70.
The weather will take a turn for the worse in Southern New England by Friday. There are still some questions about the timing, but it has the potential to be a wet day. A best-case scenario has the rain holding off until the evening, but I wouldn’t bank on it. Highs will be 60-65.
A slow-evolving system will move up the Eastern Seaboard this weekend. It’s still a bit early for specifics on when the rain will come and how much we’ll get. Right now, it looks like we’ll see cloudy or mostly cloudy skies all weekend, with the best chance of picking up several hours of steady rain coming on Sunday. Showers may hang around into Monday morning before some drier weather moves in behind the storm. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s this weekend.
An early estimate for the four-day rain total (Friday-Monday) is 0.75″-1.5″ – more than just some light showers. We’ll have more details on the timing and totals in future updates.
Never Say Die Nadine
Congratulations to Tropical Storm Nadine on reaching the two-week mark. The storm, which developed on September 11, is still spinning in the Eastern Atlantic southwest of The Azores. It looks like Nadine has at least five more days left in it, at which point it will become one of the longer-lived storms in Atlantic basin history. The storm still has a ways to go to become the longest-lived Atlantic basin storm. The 1899 San Ciriaco hurricane was a tropical storm or hurricane for 28 consecutive days.