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Weather: Fran's Legacy

Weather

Fran's Legacy

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

The dying remnants of Hurricane Fran have described a clockwise loop around us over the last couple of days, explaining her outskirts which have produced the rather drizzly weather of the past few days. A growing southward intrusion of polar air will continue the pressure on Fran to depart. A small cyclone passing through today will likely cause some drizzle in the afternoon and evening, while unstable air ahead of the cold front may produce some thunderstorms giving locally heavier rainfalls. Wednesday will see some clearer skies and light northeasterly winds. Thursday promises clouds later in the day as a larger cyclone pushes in from the Midwest.

Today: Partly cloudy with patchy fog early in the morning. Then clouding up with rain likely after the middle of the day. An afternoon/evening thunderstorm is possible. Not very enthusiastic winds from the southwest. High 82F (26C).

Tonight: Some clearing. Low 65F (19C).

Wednesday: Partly sunny, a cooler northeast wind. A chance of rain if the cold front stalls. High 76F (23C). Low 60F (15C).

Thursday: Chance of rain toward evening as a low system comes in from the west. High 75F (23C). Low 60F (15C).