At last count Boston is going on 52 straight hours with a completely cloudy sky…with that said, we are nearing the end of this long dark tunnel! The storm system that has been nearly stationary all week keeping us cloudy and wet is finally on the move. It is delivering us one final round of showers this evening before it slides offshore and drier air punches in.
By morning the wind direction will have shifted and have a westerly component…so don’t be discouraged if you wake up early and see low clouds again…they will burn off very quickly tomorrow morning. Once they do, the sun will help rocket our temps into the upper 70s and several towns will even touch 80…the feel of Summer returns! Unfortunately that feel won’t stick around long as another coldfront will be slicing into New England Saturday. Clouds will dominate the Saturday sky and with the front in the area, a few passing showers will be possible later in the day. Temps will stay on the mild side…in the 70s.
The front will be offshore by Sunday morning and after an early morning high of around 60 degrees, temps will be sliding all day long and settle in the lower 50s by evening. Along with the chilly air clouds will be thickening up in the morning and rain will once again overspread the region for the afternoon. The rain should be steady but light until later Sunday night when an area of low pressure passes. This system looks to be a coastal hugger so it is possible that Northern New England will stay dry Sunday.
In the wake of the storm, chilly, dry air will remain in New England so while Columbus Day will be bright we are also looking at highs in the 50s. The air will be so cold that there is a good chance that the Boston suburbs receive the first frost early Tuesday morning.