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October 10 – Gradual improvement this weekend

The slow-moving October Nor’easter will bring more rain and gusty wind to Southern New England on Thursday. The worst of the storm from here on out will be in Southeastern Massachusetts. There was a lull in the rain for most of Connecticut and Rhode Island into early Thursday morning, but rain will likely expand to the west during the day on Thursday. Peak winds are likely on Thursday. The wind will gust to 50+ mph on Cape Cod and the islands, 40-45 mph near the RI coast and Buzzards Bay, and 30-40 mph elsewhere in CT, RI and eastern MA. The temperature will stay in the 50s on Thursday.

Showers continue on Friday, but it will not be as windy as Thursday

The storm drifts east on Friday, but stays close enough to bring more showers and breezy conditions. The steadiest rain will shift east into Southeastern Massachusetts. 0.5-1″ of rain is possible in Eastern Massachusetts. Rhode Island and Connecticut will likely get less than 0.25″. Expect a 15-30 mph breeze and temps in the 50s.

RI and SE MA may see a few light showers Saturday morning. It will most likely be a dry day in Connecticut. Expect clearing from west to east on Saturday, with some sun likely in Connecticut, and a few peeks of sun by sunset in RI and SE MA. Highs will be in the 60s in Connecticut and near 60 in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Sunday will be a decent day with a blend of clouds and sun. The temperature will climb out of the 40s early in the day and reach the 60s in the afternoon. There will not be much wind, so it’s a good day to do a little yard work.

A disturbance passing by on Columbus Day could bring a few showers, especially near the coast. Dry weather is likely Tuesday before another shower threat in the midweek. Look for highs in the 60s early next week.

The overall theme is for relatively warm and mainly dry weather between October 17-22. The slow-moving Nor’easter will have most of Southern New England on track for a near-normal to wet October. However, rain totals for the month may slip below normal by the end of next weekend.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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