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Weather: Into the Fall


Into The Fall

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

Finally, a change in endlessly sunny and dry weather pattern is forecast for this weekend. A slow moving cold front will pass through our area around dawn on Friday and stall just to our east and south. Meanwhile, several waves of low pressure coming up from the southwest will bring in much needed showers as well as some more steady rain by later on Friday and into Saturday, especially to the southeastern portions of the state. Clearing may be rather slow on Saturday, as a cold high pressure gradually nudges this "wavy" front away from our coast. Significantly cooler, October-like weather is to follow for Sunday and early next week.

Luis, a dangerous hurricane packing 120-knot winds, was located (as of 8 p.m. last night) 600 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is slowly moving northwest. Whilst a more northerly track is still being forecast for tomorrow and beyond, large swells generated by this powerful system will affect our east and south facing beaches by Friday, further increasing astronomically high tides, which coincide with a full moon. Progress of Luis bears close watching, for if the northwesterly track continues as it might, this hurricane may enter the western Atlantic and begin to worry a lot of forecasters.

Today: Clouding up early with some scattered showers. High 66F (19C) with winds turning to northeast.

Tonight: Cloudy with spells of steadier rain. Low 58F (14C), northeasterly winds persisting.

Saturday: Cloudy and damp, with precipitation ending from west to east. High 68F (20C)

Sunday:Becoming mostly sunny and cooler, with highs near 70F (21C) and lows near 50F (10C) by daybreak on Monday.