Well, it feels like summer again. It wasn’t horrible muggy but it was definitely noticeable. All the while, highs shot back into the upper 70s & low 80s again. Remember, average highs are around 70-75°. Thursday night, any showers still around will end. Be careful of areas of fog that form, especially in areas that got rain and near rivers. Meanwhile, lows won’t fall much, we’ll bottom out in the 50s to near 60°.
Friday, the leftover moisture from Irma will continue moving across southern New England & the Mid-Atlantic. It’ll be close enough to us to spark isolated showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms along and east of the Greens. We’re not looking at a severe weather threat but since we’re dealing with tropical moisture, slow moving downpours will certainly be possible. The more west you go, the drier and sunnier it gets. Highs will be right back into the 70s & low 80s. The warmest spots will be in the Champlain Valley & northern New York. Over the weekend and into early next week, high pressure regains control. That means mostly sunny skies and highs around 80° with lows closer to 60°.
The latest trends with Jose keep the center of the storm out to sea. Any potential impacts for the northeast would happen Wednesday & Thursday. The current thinking is that a cold front will slide across the northeast on Tuesday giving us a few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. This front would then keep moving east into the Atlantic, taking Jose with it. There’s still some uncertainty with this scenario, so we’ll keep watching Jose closely.
I hope you’re ready for the weekend!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker