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Downpours to Sunshine

By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV
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We are dodging downpours this morning as a cold front treks to the east.  Brighter skies and drier air will work in from west to east late this afternoon.  Winds will shift from the southwest to the northwest.  Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s.

Tonight will be clear, calm, and cool. Lows will dip into the 50s for many suburbs.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be simply beautiful!  Wednesday will be sunny with a cooler airmass in place which will include high temps between 75-80F.  Then, Thursday and Friday’s  highs will climb from the middle 80s on Thursday to the lower 90s on Friday. This is indicative of a ridge, albeit a flat ridge to our north.

Labor Day weekend is looking dry overall. There will be a slim chance of an afternoon storm from a moisture-starved cold front slipping through on Saturday. At the moment, it appears the the remnants of Isaac will remain west and south of our region during this time period. That would result in dry conditions on Sunday as well as Labor Day.  Highs on Saturday will be in the 80s while onshore winds will provide cooler highs around 80F on Sunday and Labor Day…70s for the coast.  The latest GFSx model is showing the remnants of Isaac moving into Southern New England starting Monday night.

Tropical Update: Isaac is still a strong tropical storm on the verge of becoming a hurricane, which is expected to happen today. The latest track steers the storm towards the Louisiana/New Orleans late tonight/early AM Wednesday.  Rainfall amounts will reach 7-14″ from the Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana coastlines. Isolated amounts may add up to 20″.

~Melissa

 

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