Well, it was nice while it lasted. Temps scorched to the mid to upper 70′s in spots yesterday with SW winds with the feel of summer. Today, the feel of fall returns with a wind shift back to the NW. Early morning showers along with the front have pushed of the coast with rapidly clearing skies following in for the morning hours into the afternoon as skies.Skies will become mostly sunny with a chilly breeze from Canada which will help to keep temps about 15-20 degrees cooler than yesterday…so don’t forget the warmer clothes. The active wind will put a fall bite to the air! Highs today will remain in the 50′s, even with the sunshine thanks to cool air on the move and above. This cool air aloft will allow for fair weather clouds to pop during the afternoon.
Diminishing wind with building high pressure will make for a much cooler evening with clear skies and overnight lows falling into the 30′s, a bit warmer at the coast. High pressure will be parked south of New England through the midweek providing sunshine and warmer westerly winds, which will bring warmer air back into New England with temps climbing back into the lwr- mid 60′s Wednesday, and 60′s to near 70 by Thursday as the high pulls away with more of a south wind. Just a beautiful classic stretch of fall weather through the midweek.
We continue to watch a strong upper low which will be digging towards the Great Lakes. A cold front will be pushing into the region on Friday with rain developing. Some models are more progressive with the rain for quick improvement to the weekend. That would be great! But with this deep trough in place to our west, we may have to watch for a slowing of the front with another wave of rain which could keep the rain going into Saturday. There are still some timing issues to sort with this. I am confident and optimistic that we will see improving weather through the weekend. The front will be long gone by Sunday with sunshine returning, drying west winds and high pressure and warming temps to start off next week.
Another deep trough will return back to the northeast for the middle of next week in the 23-24th time frame. This should come with a significant shot of cold Arctic air as more cold will once again become involved in the pattern across the eastern US. The good news, after today, is temps should remain above normal until that time. The Climate Prediction Center’s 8-14 day Temperature Outlook