Gloomy Friday, gray weekend expected

It’s a gloomy Friday in the Bay State and rain will continue to fall, dampening the last weekend of September.

“Today is the brunt of it,’’ said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson.

The rain started during the overnight hours and created a wet morning commute, according to the weather service.

Showers will dump more rain on the region throughout the day and temperatures will be in the mid-50s.

Heavy downpours are slamming the south coast of Connecticut right now, Simpson said.

Those storms will sweep across Western Massachusetts and shift to the eastern part of the state by late this afternoon, he said.


“There will be a little bit of a break this evening when the steady rain turns to showers,’’ he said.

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms later tonight, Simpson said.

Massachusetts residents will wake up to even more wet weather Saturday and Sunday mornings and the rain will last throughout the day, slowing to a drizzle by the late night hours, according to the weather service.

Temperatures will get as high as 63 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday, according to the weather service.

There will be “periods of light rain, but if you’re looking to see the sun, it’s not going to happen,’’ Simpson said.

A series of slow-moving low pressure systems is causing the rain, Simpson said.

“Anytime it could rain,’’ he said. “There might be an occasional short glimpse of sun but it’ll be very short-lived, if at all.’’

The region should see the last round of showers Monday morning and the sun should peek through by Tuesday, according to the weather service.

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