Fine Weather On This Day of Remembrance

By Meteorologist Joe Joyce

High pressure parked over Maine this morning providing clear and calm conditions to the region. Patchy morning fog is already beginning to lift. Light onshore winds from the SE will keep it cooler at the coast today in the 60’s while most inland spots will climb to 70-75 degrees this afternoon…warmer in the west.  

After a sunny morning, the remnants of a weakening low pressure system stalled SW of New England will spread a some cloudiness into southern new england this afternoon with skies becoming partly sunny. Thicker clouds and instability with stalled front will remain south of the region where scattered showers/storms may try to refire this afternoon.

Stalled front off the coast begins to lift north as a warm front tonight. overrunning clouds with winds shifting to the south will allow clouds to thicken overnight. Lows hold in the 50’s and lower 60’s. Winds will continue to veer to the SW Monday which will allow temps to warm into the upper 70’s to near 80. With a trough still in place…morning clouds will erode for partial sunshine, with a slight risk of a shower or T’storm this afternoon inland.

The dry and warming weather will continue with weak high pressure Tuesday with increasing sunshine and highs in the lwr 80’s away from the coast…one of the last gasps of warmth in this summer season.

A cold front will be pushing into New England Wednesday..after some morning sun, clouds will increase. SW winds still in place will help keep temps near 80 with a more humid feel to the air. The front will trigger scattered showers and storms by mid-late afternoon. The question is how quickly this front pushes off the coast. With Maria strengthening and making her away up and off the coast…this could slow down the eastward progression of the front with showers possibly lingering into Thursday.

Once the front does push off the coast, monster high pressure from Canada will push in from Canada and will provide dry unseasonal chilly air with breezy NW winds come Friday and Saturday with highs ranging from 60-65 degrees. A beautiful fall like air airmass….just coming a bit too early for my liking. Lows will range from 40-45 degrees with the clear dry air. Crisp!

The tropics are starting to settle down. Maria will become a Cat 1 Hurricane but remain off the east coast. This will bring more good surf to New England by the end of the week.  After that…I just do not see anything. Great news for coastal residents of the US. The quiet trend should last right through the month of September…not only in the tropic, but also right here in New England as well.




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