Gardeners over interior areas may be wise to cover up the plants
Any time I see forecast dew points flirting with 32° I get concerned. I know many of you have agricultural interests, so I do my best to look after you. Without a reasonable doubt, northern areas have the best chance for a frost and/or freeze overnight. I would also be concerned for frost away from the shorelines. Some cloud cover and fog may keep the thermometer high enough to prevent a frost, but I do expect a large portion of the region will dip into the 30s (20s far north) early Wednesday morning. Play it safe and cover up your gardens, if you can.
For Tuesday, a very weak trough dips down through the region today. It will bring varying amounts of clouds and perhaps sprinkles or a remote light shower, but that should be about it. Highs for the day range from the 50s north and mountains to 60s for the coastal plain. The front may be bring the breeze up a bit into the 5-15 mph range.
High pressure dominates through the weekend
Hurricane Humberto stays well offshore of the continent and moves northeast through the remainder of the week. High pressure keeps the storm away, and settles in for an extended period. Temperatures gradually warm up as the high works offshore to the southeast. Southwestern parts of the state have a good chance of seeing 80s as we head into the weekend.
Next chance for rain appears to be Monday... IF the approaching cold front doesn't fall apart.
The only effect the region sees from Humberto will be some ocean swells on Friday, but that will be about it. The ocean should settle down Saturday. It will be a great weekend for a boat ride.
Farmington, my thoughts and prayers are with you
When the news broke of the explosion at NEAP Monday morning, my heart broke. I know many of my long time followers and financial supporters live and work in that area. The timing could not be worse with the Farmington Fair going on this week, which is one of the best times of the year. I am profoundly sad about this. To those that knew Captain Michael Bell and all of those associated with the fire department there, or lost their homes from this tragic accident, my heart goes out to you. You will be a stronger, and closer community out of this in the long run. May God be with you during this difficult time.