SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A cloudy and chilly weather pattern has set up over much of New England thanks to a stalled out front just off shore. We should start to see conditions slowly improve as we head late into the weekend.
A cloudy, breezy and chilly night is on the way tonight and there will still be the chance for a light sprinkle or shower. Lows tonight fall back into the lower 40s. Skies remain mostly cloudy tomorrow and there is the chance for a shower once again with highs only in the lower 50s.
An area of high pressure will slowly try to build in from Canada Sunday so we may see a little sun around from time to time. It will be another breezy day with highs in the upper 50s to around 60.
Hurricane Joaquin: As of 5 pm Joaquin has weakened slightly to a Category 43 hurricane near the central Bahamas with top winds of 125 mph. He is now moving north at 7 mph. He will track well off shore over the weekend then likely turn out-to-sea! He will make his closest pass to us early Tuesday morning as a Cat 1 or Tropical Storm. (Some 150-250 miles off shore) He will weaken as he interacts with the colder Atlantic waters.
If this pattern holds Joaquin will have no impact on western Mass. Eastern Mass and Rhode Island will still have to deal with high seas, dangerous rip currents and gusty winds. 20-40 mph over the open waters.