Forecast discussion: After a beautiful Tuesday, we began Wednesday with overcast skies. Due to calm winds in the morning, Boston experienced some fog and mist. Once southwest winds begin to increase, the daytime temperatures reached the lower 70’s. At this time, we are waiting for some precipitation over New York and eastern Pennsylvania to move east. So, we will see this activity come through during the overnight, as the cold front pushes through eastern Massachusetts.
By the time we arrive for work and school Thursday, the cold front will be offshore, and a weak area of low pressure will keep some cloud cover over us during the morning. But, high pressure behind the disturbance will give us mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. The sunshine will not help keep the mild temperatures we have experienced, thanks to cooler air coming down from Canada.
As we move into Halloween, we will see some increasing clouds throughout the day. This is due to a weak low pressure center moving into the Mid-Atlantic. However, the trick-or-treaters should get through picking up their candy without any problems. Temperatures, however, will be dropping into the middle to upper 40’s Friday evening. This low pressure system will bring us strong winds and possible snow showers entering the weekend.
As we wake up on Saturday, scattered showers will be coming down, and winds will be increasing. This is due to the low pressure system intensifying off the coastline, along with a high pressure center trying to move east. This will tighten the pressure gradient, and the tighter the pressure gradient, the stronger the winds. As we head into Saturday night, some precipitation north and west of Providence may change or mix into snow showers. However, the ground will be too warm for any accumulations. We will continue to see strong winds into Sunday, although we will have dry conditions. Also, just a reminder to readers, but we will be “falling back” with our clocks early Sunday morning, setting them back 1 hour.
As we head into early next week, the colder air will begin to retreat, as our temperatures will rebound back to seasonable conditions. A cold front will bring mostly cloudy skies and afternoon showers for next Wednesday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers ending by 4 a.m. We will see a low of 48.
Thursday: Mostly sunny by the afternoon and cooler with a high of 57. Winds will come from the northwest at 7-10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 43. Winds will come from the north at 5-8 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy by the late morning with a possible shower after 3 p.m. We will see a high of 52.
Friday night: Cloudy with scattered showers and a low of 44.
Saturday: Scattered showers with occasional light rain and blustery with a high of 48.
Saturday night: Windy with scattered showers. We will see a low of 39.
Sunday: Showers end by mid-morning. Partly sunny skies expected by the afternoon but windy the entire day. Highs 43-46, lows 31-34.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 48-51, lows 34-37.
Election Day: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs 56-59, lows 44-47.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with possible afternoon showers. Highs 59-62, lows 47-50.