Ocean Breeze Continues

The gusty wind off the ocean continues through the day, however, it’s not a bad day overall. As high pressure flexes its muscle to our north, and helps aid in creating that gusty ocean breeze, it also helps to throw in some dry patches of air that are leading to areas of clear skies at times. The most persistent cloud cover today with will across Southeast Mass with a mix of clouds and sunny intervals in the Boston area and the most sunshine across northern Mass and Southern New Hampshire. Temps range from the upper 50s along the coast and across Southeast Mass to the mid 60s across northern MA and southern NH. Northeast winds gust 20-30mph, and even some patchy drizzle is possible across Southeast Mass.

As the high to our north loosens its grip a bit by tomorrow, showers to our south will likely work in, increasing the wet weather chances from tomorrow afternoon into the weekend. If we do catch an inch or so of rain, most of it would likely fall during the Friday night-Saturday timeframe. With that said, the best chance for highest totals will be the farther south you go in New England, especially near the Cape and Islands. With high pressure wedged in across much of the area, the heaviest rain may find in tough to make it’s way through all of southern New England. Heavy rain or light, it’ll be a cool, gray and damp stretch. Plan on highs in the 50s Saturday to near 60 Sunday. Heading to the Pats game Sunday? Clouds, patchy drizzle or spotty showers possible, temps near 60.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Matthew is buzzing it’s way westward through the Caribbean, it’s expected to take a hard right turn this weekend and move north early next week. Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola and the Bahamas will certainly be on guard for this.