Sunny Sunday, then Florence brings rain and wind Tuesday

Hurricane Florence may pass through Boston during the early workweek, bringing heavy rain and winds through the region.

Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, is expected to take a northward turn from Kentucky Monday morning and pass through New England on Tuesday, according to Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Buttrick said the path of the storm was not yet clear, but she anticipates that the storm’s remaining center will be over Pennsylvania Tuesday morning and Nova Scotia on Wednesday morning.

In Boston, Tuesday will likely be a washout with a chance of heavy rain and windgusts up to 30 miles per hour, she said.

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“Any tropical system, always that very, very small chance for a spinup, also known as a tornado,” she said. “Not zero threat, but pretty slim [chances].”

Sunday will likely see sun and a high temperature of 81 degrees in Boston, with an overnight low dipping into the mid-60s, according to forecasters.

Monday is expected to have a high in the mid-80s with rain at the edge of the storm coming to the city late, around midnight, and lasting through Tuesday night. Buttrick said 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible with the heaviest band along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

After Monday, temperatures are expected to cool slightly with an expected high near 75 on Tuesday, 71 on Wednesday, and in mid-60s on Thursday, Buttrick said.

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