Thunderstorms rolled through the Boston area Thursday night, bringing what will be some of the coolest weather of the season so far.
Boston hit 90 degrees for the first time since July 20 on Wednesday, but the the hot, humid weather has come to a close.
While Gabrielle will swing by well offshore, interaction with a cool front squeezed out more rain showers Friday morning.
Windswept rain from Gabrielle are forecast to spread from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, Canada late Friday into Saturday.
Friday evening, Canadian air will settle in over the region with clearing, much lower humidity, as well as a gusty breeze. Some people will feel refreshed, while others may mind the sudden chill.
The pattern this weekend could yield some of the lowest temperatures of the season so far for the metro area and the region in general. High temperatures may fail to reach 70 degrees in some locations.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms into midweek.
Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.
Another strong tropical disturbance has moved off the coast of Africa and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii from the middle of the week into Labor Day weekend.
Though the summer season is winding down, forecasters are predicting a warm start to fall across the Northeast — a weather pattern that could spell bad news for fall foliage lovers.
The worst thing that people who live along coastlines can do is not to prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes.
Santa Cruz (1929)
Coastal Steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, CA by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". 70 passengers and crew of San Juan drowned.
East Coast (1954)
Hurricane Carol hit with the single greatest property loss to date.
Raleigh, NC (1965)
46 degrees -- coldest ever in August.