Today’s weather will feature mostly sunny skies and a final opportunity for the thermometer to reach near 80°F (27°C). A low pressure system, which is slowly dragging its way eastward across the upper Midwest, will allow southerly winds to develop across our region. These winds will surge in a warm air mass for today. But the dry conditions will be short-lived as the aforementioned low pressure tracks just to our south, slows down, and stalls over the Northeast.
This weekend setup will be courtesy of Hurricane Ophelia, the 4th hurricane in the Atlantic this year. Ophelia will head northward and block the neighboring low pressure’s path, keeping the rain and clouds over New England through Monday. After that, the sun will dominate the skies and temperatures will be cool but comfortable.