Gusts over 50 miles per hour, rain amounts over 3 inches…last night was pretty wild for much of the region. That storm is now offshore and tranquil conditions have taken over for several days.
High pressure is situated to our west and a NW breeze has delivered very dry and chilly air for the next 36 hours. Tonight under clear skies and lighter winds, temps will dip into the 40s for most. However, most of Northern New England is under a Frost Advisory or Freeze Warning as temps will nosedive into the 30s and some pockets of frost are possible early tomorrow morning. The high will slide to our north tomorrow and NE winds, coming in off the cooling ocean water, will lock temps in the 60s despite wall to wall September sunshine.
By Friday, the airmass will be warming from within and temps will start rebounding back into the 70s for a few days. Along with the milder air, a moisture laden frontal boundary just offshore will back toward the New England coast throwing some clouds our way and perhaps a few showers for The Cape late Friday.
That boundary will creep away from us on Saturday allowing the atmosphere to start moving forward again and the next front from the west will work our way. Out ahead of it, the air will continue to warm on SSW winds…temps should climb into the mid 70s and with enough sunshine achieve the upper 70s. The front will steadily make progress into the Northeast Saturday night and will pass through early Sunday morning with a few showers. The front looks progressive and therefore the showers should end by midday leaving the rest of Sunday dry. Winds will freshen up out of the NW again behind the front throwing the Autumn chill back into New England early next week.