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Florence’s moisture targets the Northeast

8669 9 28 18 01
Sarah Weidman

After wreaking havoc across the Carolinas and killing over 20, Florence is finally moving on. In addition to strong winds, storm surge, and tornadoes, the storm dumped over 30 inches of rain across Eastern North Carolina, leading to widespread record flooding. This moisture and heavy rain has now moved into the Northeast. In advance of the heavy rains the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for today that includes the Boston area. Widespread rain totals of 1–3 inches can be expected, with localized amounts as high as 6 inches. The rain will be short-lived, however; skies by tomorrow will be only mostly cloudy, and by Thursday once again sunny. For the long-range forecast, seasonable weather will again make a strong return, with high temperatures at best in the mid 70s °F as we edge towards the first day of fall.

Extended forecast: 
Today: Rain, heavy at times. High around 77 °F (25 °C). SW winds at 5–10 mph.
Tonight: Rain ending. Low around 62 °F (17 °C). N winds at 5–10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High around 66 °F (19 °C). Low around 58 °F (14 °C). NE winds at 5–10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High around 67 °F (20 °C). Low around 60 °F (16 °C).
Friday: Partly cloudy. High around 77°F (25 °C).