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Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:59AM

Isolated Afternoon Showers

Our weather is remarkably benign compared to the high-stakes storm (Maria) in the Eastern Caribbean. The forecast is about as simple as it can be--unseasonably warm for the next 8 days and dry except for isolated afternoon showers today. Fall starts Friday afternoon but the summer weather runs right over it.

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Thursday

Hi: 69 Lo: 56

Partly to mostly cloudy; Isolated afternoon showers; NW wind 5-10 mph becoming light
Friday

Hi: 70 Lo: 56

Partly cloudy; Pleasant temperatures; Light wind
Saturday

Hi: 71 Lo: 54

Scattered clouds; Pleasant; Light wind
Sunday

Hi: 70 Lo: 53

Mostly sunny; Pleasant
Monday

Hi: 69 Lo: 55

Few clouds; Very nice

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly cloudy; More of the same; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Wednesday - Scattered clouds; Continued somewhat warmer than average; High near 70 degrees; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

I'm running out of novel ways to describe warm, mostly dry weather. We are in the easy chair between Jose and Maria in the Atlantic and fronts blocked from moving east of the Mississippi River. Between, high pressure dominates the East. Next Friday, we can expect the first frontal passage from the west since Irma.

The exception to the "dry rule" is today. A weak disturbance to our south along with low-level moisture will spark isolated showers this afternoon.

Tropical Systems...
* Jose is just hanging out southeast of Cape Cod. It's remnant low will fade off the map early next week.

* After wreaking havoc in Puerto Rico yesterday, Maria is a Category 3 storm just north of the Dominican Republic today. It moves NW clipping the eastern-most islands of the Bahamas early Friday, then heads NNW into open waters. It will split the uprights (Hatteras and Bermuda). It will be east of Virginia Beach around the middle of next week before being booted with more pace NE missing Cape Cod and Nova Scotia.

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