The Weather Is Golden…Feel of Indian Summer To Return

By Meteorologist Joe Joyce

“Dominate! ” That is how some football teams break their huddles. Just like 500 ton elephant being dropped from the sky, a Huge High pressure system is sliding in from Canada and will dominate our weather for the foreseeable future.

Early morning hours before sunrise will be cool before sunrise in the 20’s and 30’s with plenty of radiational cooling during the overnight hours. The days will be sun-filled with a gradual warm up ahead as our high sinks south and a warmer SW flow develops on the back side.

The weekend weather is all about wind direction and airmass. Northerly winds are directing cool air from Canada over the region today. Winds are gusty on the Cape & islands and will die down during the afternoon. Temps at 850 are near 0 C, so cool northerly winds with this kind of airmass will help to keep temps mostly in the 40’s to near 50 even with 100% of the sun. Ocean effect cloudiness will be effecting the Cape and the islands into the afternoon.

Sunday will see high pressure sliding south of New England, with a warmer SW wind at the surface. Temps will begin to warm into the mid 50’s by afternoon. A huge upper level ridge will remain in place on the eastern seaboard through the midweek. This is a pattern more typical of summer. High pressure parked off the coast will continue to wrap in persistent SW winds and temps will gradually rise to 10-15 degrees above normal. Though we had a few very warm days in the 80’s in October, this will be a prolonged and significant warm up after not only a frost, but a major snowfall….so I think it is fair to say this will period of warmth through Wednesday will be Indian summer. From Tuesday-Wednesday, the column of air will be warming considerably, with 850 temps reaching 10-12C…which will allow temps to climb in to the 60’s nearing 70. Beach weather returns! Plenty of sunshine through Wednesday.

Upper level ridging will be breaking down by Thursday, with a shortwave passing through and deep moisture will be directed into the northeast with SW winds aloft. Periodic showers by Thursday afternoon-night. A digging trough may tap into some tropical moisture and direct it up into the Northeast for a period of heavier rain by Friday.

Aurora Borealis Alert:

BIG SUNSPOT: Sunspot AR1339 has quieted since Nov. 3rd when it unleashed an X2-class solar flare. AR1339 is one of the largest sunspots in years. Nevertheless, it still poses a threat for powerful eruptions. The behemoth sunspot has a magnetic field that harbors energy for more X-flares. Eruptions this weekend could be Earth-directed as AR1339 turns toward our planet. If that occurs, there will be the Northern Lights illuminating the sky in the northern latitudes away from city lights.

11 The Weather Is Golden...Feel of Indian Summer To Return

Daylight Savings Ends: Fall Back 1 hr before going to bed.  Sunset on Sunday 4:32 PM. Ouch.

If you would like to weigh in on what you think about Daylight Savings we have a discussion going on the CBS Boston Facebook page. Does it save energy? What is the point of it all? Let’s hear what you think! Great story by David Wade on DST.

Close pass by Asteroid

A massive asteroid roughly the size of an aircraft carrier is barreling towards Earth, experts say, and will pass between the Earth and the Moon on Tuesday, November 8.

The wide, round, blacker-than-coal space rock called YU55 measures approximately 1,300-feet in diameter – about four football fields – and will come closer to the Earth than any asteroid of this size since 1976.

The good news… it’s no homewrecker. The carefully monitored asteroid will not hit Earth or the moon, astronomers assure. And it won’t mess with gravitational forces, either.

“Through our observations of the object, we know that there is NO chance of it impacting either the Earth or the moon,” Scott Fisher, a program director of the NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences said in an interview with ScienceNow.

At its closest point the asteroid will zoom past the blue planet at a distance of 201,700 miles on Tuesday at 6:28 pm. The average distance between the Earth and the moon is 238,854 miles.


  • Shreedhar Deshpande

    When looking at the GFS it’s interesting to see that most of the storms it shows are inside cutters…and I think this is because of the fact that there is a ridge that keeps bulding. Could this be an effect of La Nina that continues all winter?

    • David White

      In other words a mild winter for us might be possible? Mainly rain event or quick changeovers to rain inside 128. But oh might central and western Mass be challenged again with more ice storms than snow events, with the ski country welcoming the powdery version of snow?

      • Shreedhar Deshpande

        I think that is very possible. I just have a feeling that this is going to be a year for northern New England and western Mass. I certainly don’t think we will be in for as much snow as last year….

  • JimmyJames

    I thought there would be more inside runners this winter.

  • jeranamo

    Hi Joe Do you have any hints on the upcoming winter? i have heard since we got the storm in october we might get off easy?

  • Matt Souza

    ieranamn where did you here that from. I think i know where you are coming from.. are you thinking that because the past 2 times we had october snows and we had well below noramal snowfall. but i do not think it will be like 2009 and 2005. remember its la nina not El nino that we are dealing with right now.

    • Matt Souza

      an area of high pressure will keep the eastern third of the country clear of storms until wednesday night. with a storm to the east of the southeast atlantic coastline and a desent size pacific storm to the west . The area of low pressure off the southeast coast will be weakening while the other low pressure system grabs its moisture for later in the week. thursday will be more showery than friday which will see a more steady rain but by no means a total wash out. After this a cold front will swoop by around the 14th letting in much colder air

  • Storm

    Cold and above normal snowy December and January

    Slighty above normal temps and above normal snowy february

    Slightly above normal and drier March

    Overall slightly below normal temps and moderately above normal snowall this winter or the Northeast region

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