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Hurricane Matthew racing towards Florida; No threat to New England

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

With very dry air in place and light winds, temperatures are falling quickly again tonight and lows return to the upper 30s and low 40s by dawn. Also, expect patchy, dense fog again Friday morning-especially through the Connecticut River valley.

Fog will burn off through Friday morning and temps begin chilly! High pressure remains overhead and we are still seeing an upper level ridge in place across the East, so expect another sunny, warm afternoon. Highs return to the mid and upper 70s with light and variable winds.

Clouds increase Friday night and skies look to stay mostly cloudy throughout Saturday. A cold front moving in from the west will bring scattered showers into our area sometime late Saturday. A little moisture from Matthew may get pulled in, but it’s not looking like much rain for us. Clouds gradually decrease Sunday afternoon and we stay breezy and cooler. Temps remain cool to start next week with a few frosty nights possible, then we return to around 70 by midweek.

Hurricane Matthew remains an intense Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130 mph. Florida and the rest of the southeast coast is bracing for a potential catastrophic situation with high storm surge of 9 to 11 feet possible, 5-12 inches of rain and hurricane force winds. Hurricane Warning span the coastlines of Florida, Georgia and southern South Carolina.

There are no storms in sight for us and aside from a few showers on Saturday things will remain dry for the next 7 to 10 days. The drought continues! 

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