Amidst the warm weather this week, the Boston area will be blasted by rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds.
Temperatures will generally stay above freezing through Saturday, so the risk of black ice has diminished for the time being.
Fog may slow travel at times on Friday.
However, the most significant weather maker will be a front moving through Friday afternoon and the early evening with drenching downpours, gusty winds and thunder and lightning.
The system may be potent enough to bring gusts between 50 and 60 mph. Such winds can down tree limbs and cause sporadic power outages and difficulties on area bridges.
In addition to the risk of airborne trash cans and other debris, motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for street, highway and poor drainage area flooding, along with potholes.
Travel conditions may improve Friday night.
Mild weather will stick around through the weekend, but colder air will return in stages next week.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be monitoring the track and strength of multiple storms with the chance of snow for next week.
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The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to a large area.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While the hurricane remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
Denver, CO (2000)
High reaches 95 degrees. This is the 61st day of the year at or above 90 degrees - this broke the old annual record of 60 days in 1994.
San Diego, CA (1913)
110 degrees - hottest day ever.
The Rockies (1965)
Greatest Sept. snow over Wyoming Rockies at Lander, 20.5 inches.