Summer 2012 is on last legs right now and although Autumn doesn’t officially arrive until 11AM Saturday morning it certainly fells like it has already begun. Lows this morning dipped down into the 40s and a few spots saw upper 30s. With mostly clear, dry air and light winds tomorrow morning will be similar…expect a chill!
An offshore storm…the one that soaked us the other night…remains a couple hundred miles out there but will be close enough to send clouds our way on Friday. The cloudiest region will be the coastline and brightest skies will be seen inland. With the clouds and an onshore breeze temps along the coast will once again stay in the 60s.
The offshore storm will continue to slide away from us essentially opening up the atmospheric roadblock and allowing systems to move more freely from west to east over the weekend. The first change we’ll see is a bit of a warm up for Saturday as temps will climb into the 70s…above normal for the first time in a few days. The second change we’ll see is an increasing chance of rain very early Sunday morning. A coldfront will swing out of the Lakes and into the Northeast…along it moisture will pool enough to lead to a fairly thin line of showers. The expected passage is during the pre-dawn hours on Sunday morning…the wet weather will be limited so don’t expect much more than a tenth of an inch. The showers will be gone very early and NW winds will pick up in their wake leading to increasing sunshine and a fine finish to the weekend.
NW winds will continue to advect chilly air into New England and another bout of cold nights and crisp days will be felt early next week.