It will continue to be a damp and cool this afternoon with periods of mainly light rain. Temperatures will only reach into the lower 60's. An approaching warm front with remnants of what was tropical storm Gordon are moving into the northeast.

The warm front will lift trough tonight with a thunderstorms or two. Temperatures will slowly rise overnight with dew points creeping up as well. Tomorrow will be humid with dew points back to near 70. Spotty showers and thunderstorms are possible through the day with highs near 80. Wednesday and Thursday, will still be warm and muggy with highs back into the lower 80s. There may still be a few spotty showers and storms around too.

A huge dome of high pressure will build in later in the week and will bring dry, warm conditions to us in time for the first weekend of The Big-E.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a major category 4 hurricane and continues to move towards the Untied States. High pressure will likely deflect Hurricane Florence into the Carolina Coast, either side of the South Carolina-North Carolina boarder late Thursday night or Friday morning. This means impacts will be minimal here in western Massachusetts and most of the northeast. The storm will stall out after making landfall and rain itself out across the interior southeast. Rainfall totals could be epic! Not to mention major storm surge and incredible wind gusts as the storms makes landfall.

Florence will bring us high surf and dangerous rip currents so be aware if you venturing in the water later this week and weekend.

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First Warning Meteorologist

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