Today will remain mainly cloudy with a few more showers around, clouds will linger too. Temperatures will be near seasonal averages – in the middle- 70s through much of the afternoon. It will also remain on the muggy side with dew points in the 60's. 

High pressure will build into the Northeast starting tomorrow. This area of high pressure will bring warm (and importantly dry!) conditions to us right in time for the first weekend of The Big-E. Our weather tomorrow and into the weekend is looking fantastic. It will be warm and dry with a decent amount of sunshine.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence continues as a Category 2 hurricane with top winds of 110 mph. The storm continues to move towards North Carolina and conditions will go downhill there as the day goes on. As Florence loses some of its forward momentum, it will effectively stall over the southeast battering the area with rain and damaging winds. The storm will make landfall near the North Carolina/South Carolina border Friday morning.

Florence will dump massive amounts of rain in the interior southeast. Rainfall totals could be epic, with up to 20" to 30” of rain possible! Add this to the major storm surge, and flooding quickly becomes a huge issue for the Carolinas over the next few days. 

The only real impacts of Florence to New England – at least at the moment - is some high surf and dangerous rip currents, especially to south-facing beaches. By Wednesday of next week, the remnants of Florence will bring some heavy rain to New England. Fortunately nothing like what they are seeing in the south.

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First Warning Meteorologist

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