Good Evening….

WATCHING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Franklin will pass well southeast of New England, but large ocean waves will begin to impact ocean-facing shores beginning late Tuesday and continuing into late week. Dangerous rip currents are expected at area beaches. After making landfall in Florida, Idalia may increase our waves further on Friday as it pops back out into the Atlantic near North Carolina.

The quiet weather from the weekend will continue through today before we see another chance of showers the next 2 days.

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Expect lots of clouds through the day, but keep your umbrellas at home as we’ll be dry.


On the beaches, we’ll have a blend of clouds and some occasional sun with dry conditions. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s.

On the bay, winds will turn from the northeast into the southeast 5-10kts. Waves will be small.

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Tonight, clouds will thicken, and we’ll have the chance for some rain showers. Most of the showers should stay to our south.

Lows tonight will be in the 60s…and it will be a little bit more muggy.


We’ll get a blend of clouds and sun again for Tuesday with a few showers around, but it doesn’t look like a washout.


We’ll be in a squeeze play between a system dropping down from Canada and Hurricane Franklin (more on Franklin below). Franklin will stay far offshore, but we could see some heavy rain develop Tuesday night and Wednesday.


Hurricane Franklin and Tropical Storm Idalia will have some impacts on the United States through the week…Idalia, especially.

We continue to monitor Hurricane Franklin which is currently south of Bermuda. It has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm with winds of 145mph. Franklin was a Category 2 early this morning.

Franklin is expected to pass far to our south and east through the week.

While we won’t see a direct impact from Franklin, we will see the waves building in the coming days. Expect 6-8 foot waves late Tuesday into Thursday….some higher waves certainly possible. Dangerous rip currents are expected at area beaches. Stay off rocks and jetties as large waves can easily sweep you into the ocean.

In addition to Franklin, we’re tracking Idalia. Idalia (pronounced ee-DAL-ya) will form into a hurricane today as it moves northward.

That storm is expected to make landfall on the west coast of Florida Tuesday night, perhaps as a major hurricane with winds of 115mph. A hurricane is considered major when the winds are 111mph or higher. Heavy rain and destructive winds are expected north of Tampa, in addition to a dangerous storm surge.

-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo

T.J. Del Santo ( is the weekday morning and noon meteorologist for 12 News. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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