The great stretch of weather New England has experienced the last 10 days comes to an end in a big way Tuesday into Wednesday. Clouds are already beginning to build as skies remain cloudy overnight. Fog will be dense in some areas as temperatures fall to the low 60s. A few showers may pop up, however the main activity will hold off until Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Early Tuesday will be a bit muggy and breezy as a few showers move in. A strong southerly flow will continue to strengthen as a cold front slowly draws closer. This front will be very slow moving, drawing moisture off the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean from it's strong southerly flow as it nears. Winds will increase Tuesday afternoon into the evening and cause rain to be heavy at times, especially after the evening rush and into early Wednesday. Rain totals could exceed 1-3" of rainfall. While some areas do need rain, these downpours could lead to minor street flooding. It's important to clean storm drains of any fall foliage that may be blocking water from flowing.

Strong wind has the potential to gust over 40 mph, especially in the Berkshire and higher elevations during heavy downpours and thunderstorms. Scattered power outages are possible.

As the front clears out midday Wednesday, skies will clear nicely as temperatures get back into the middle 60s. More seasonable temperatures are expected for the rest of the week.

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