Forecast: Dry Weather Starts The Weekend, Wet Weather Ends It

Forecast: Dry Weather Starts The Weekend, Wet Weather Ends It

Afternoon Scattered Showers or Storms.

A weak frontal system south of New England this morning will turn around and come back as a warm front on Saturday. Partly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the middle 70s are expected, but a few morning rain showers could impact areas along and south of I-69. With Nate quickly moving away, rain chances will become lower and might not see any rain. Saturday night, an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will still be cloudy for most of the day with a stiff breeze. Sky conditions will vary from partly to mostly cloudy.

Monday (Columbus Day): Clouds, showers and even a steady rain. The increased clouds coupled with moist southerly winds will make for a rather warm and muggy Saturday night, with relatively mild lows in the mid to upper 60s. Afternoon readings will run warm again, close to 80 degrees around Charlotte.

Look for a mix of clouds and sunshine, 30% chance of rain, highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. The current ocean water temperature is around 70, so expect highs just shy of 70 on Thursday. Overall, it's going to be a pretty nice day if you don't mind the high humidity! From there, Nate will emerge in the very warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it is forecast to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane.

Unfortunately due to Nate, it WILL be a wash-out for the Gulf Coast by Sunday morning as Nate moves onshore of the Northern Gulf Coast. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. "CT could see up to 1-2" of rain if all the ingredients come together. However, as Nate transitions into a non-tropical low & gets attached to a frontal boundary, that front ( a cold front) will cross late Tuesday...bringing more showers ahead of it Monday into Tuesday. High: mid-upper 70s.