Weather Now: Warm To Cool Wednesday With P.M. Showers/TStorms


Milder and more humid weather expected for the rest of the overnight and into pre-dawn hours of Wednesday as temperatures should remain well into the 60s

We are tracking a strong cold front that will move through Wednesday afternoon bring some significant weather changes. Temperatures will briefly reach the lower 80s around Noon Wednesday, then falling rapidly later into the afternoon. This front is likely to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours.

WEDNESDAY MORNING: Slight chance of an isolated shower but starting off mostly dry. Take umbrella …you will need it by afternoon

Wednesday will feel like summer here in Southern New England. The morning should be mainly dry, but we can’t rule out a passing shower.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Warming to 80° by 12pm, but falling rapidly into the 60s by late afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely from 12pm tp 6pm.

Highs Wednesday will be in the upper 70s to around 80…but it’s only for a few hours during the early afternoon.

THURSDAY FORECAST: A sharply cooler day. mostly cloudy with some sprinkles or drizzle during the day, then a better chance for showers at night



Although Hurricane Lorenzo is hundreds of miles to our east, we are still seeing some big waves being generated across the Atlantic east coast. A surf of 6-8 feet is expected here along the Southern New England shoreline.

Lorenzo is expected to pass across the Azores early Wednesday. Strong winds and heavy rain expected.

The surfers are enjoying the big waves, but we encourage you to stay off the rocks and jetties. Some waves can be bigger than most of what you see in the water and can sweep you into the ocean.

Also, with the big waves, there is a high risk of rip currents at area beaches through Wednesday evening

-Meteorologist Tony Petrarca and T.J. Del Santo

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