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Updataed: Fri Sep 30, 2016 06:00PM
2h: Areas of beneficial rain tonight...and scattered showers expected through the weekend.
4h: Here is the latest information on Major Hurricane Matthew, with 120 mph sustained winds, as of 2 PM Friday.
9h: Along with the rain, it'll be a windy fall day. Make sure to hold onto those umbrellas! Max wind gusts until tomorrow night:
10h: Widespread rain across the region today. Here's how much we're expecting through tomorrow night!
17h: Hurricane update issued.
Sep 29: Here's the 5 PM projected track for Matthew, reaching the Bahamas Tuesday. New England? Too far in the future to say with any confidence.
Sep 29: Timing still tricky, but bulk of rain in Lowell may hold off until sometime Friday afternoon.
Sep 29: Much needed rain develops Friday and continues at times into Saturday. Highs Fri/Sat will only be near 60 with gusty winds on the coast.
Sep 29: It may remain dry in Springfield into mid to late Friday morning, but much of the afternoon should be wet.
Sep 29: The rain probably arrives between 9 am and 1 pm on Friday across Cape Cod.
Sep 29: [205 pm] Latest satellite imagery showing newly-formed Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean.
Sep 29: It looks like the bulk of the rain will hold off until mid afternoon or so across northeast MA, but timing still a bit uncertain.
Sep 29: [145 pm] Matthew has just strengthened to a Hurricane over the Caribbean.
Sep 29: [115 pm] While certainly not a drought buster, some beneficial rain expected Fri into Sat across portions of southern New England.
Sep 29: Thanks for visiting Craig!
Sep 29: Check out the amazing pictures of the Northern lights taken last night from our colleagues .
Sep 29: [1220 pm] Cool temps at lunchtime with readings mainly in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
Sep 29: [10 am] Temps mainly between 55 and 60 with gusty northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph late this morning.
Sep 29: [Drought update] Much of central and eastern MA remain in an extreme drought. Periods of showers Fri/Sat/Sun, but not nearly enough.
Sep 29: Partly sunny skies today will be replaced by periods of rain showers developing Fri and into the weekend with cool temperatures.

Updataed: Fri Sep 30, 2016 06:00PM