With mostly cloudy skies, expect a high of 70 today, along with an east wind around 5 mph.
Tonight, a disturbance marked Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten – currently near Wilmington, NC – will pass well southeast of Nantucket. The system has a low possibility of becoming Tropical Storm Irma in the next day or so before becoming fully post-tropical; right now it is not fully tropical, though. The system is more of a hybrid, and the rain shield reflects that: tonight, showers associated with Ten will make their way up here and we will be on the northern edge. If the track wiggles a slight amount, we could either see showers for a longer period tonight with a more northerly track or nothing at all with a more southerly track. Showers should be over by mid-morning tomorrow, with gradually clearing skies through the rest of tomorrow. Ten will also bring gusty winds to the south coast of MA as well as high surf levels, but up here, little else is expected besides elevated surf just to our east along the coast.
Beyond that, things should be dry for the next several days as things get quite cool, particularly Friday into Saturday – temperatures could dip down into the low 40s on Saturday morning. Beyond the five days, the remnants of what is currently Tropical Storm Harvey could bring our next chance of rain for Sunday, though we are not going to see a flooding disaster.
The five day forecast:
Today – Mostly cloudy. High of 70.
Tonight – Cloudy. A chance of showers. Low of 54.
Wednesday – Cloudy in the morning, turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning. High of 71.
Wednesday night – Mostly clear. Low of 51.
Thursday – Mostly sunny. High of 78.
Thursday night – Mostly clear. Low of 48.
Friday – Sunny. High of 67.
Friday night – Clear. Low of 43.
Saturday – Sunny. High of 71.
Have a great day!