Boston, North Shore and Metro West: The strong low pressure system that gave us a miserable few days of weather has departed into the Atlantic and has been replaced by a weak ridge of high pressure for today. Expect a much more quiet, tranquil day of weather today. Temperatures start out in the low 40s this morning across the forecast area but will quickly climb into the 50s and top out in the low 60s this afternoon. Mostly to partly sunny skies, light winds and the milder temperatures will make for a pleasant day for outdoor activities. For those of you that are in the clean up process from the mess left by the recent storm the weather will cooperate as you rake those wet leaves, pick up branches and perhaps get up on the ladder to clean out the gutters.
Low pressure skirts north of us tonight and drags a cold front through here overnight. Most of the precipitation threat is also north of our area but there is a chance of a shower or two overnight, especially across the interior. Temperatures will cool back into the 40s with southwest winds turning west and becoming gusty later tonight.
Expect a much different kind of day on Sunday with cooler temperatures and a brisk gusty breeze. Although the day may start out with plenty of sunshine clouds will build up midday and into the afternoon with the slightest chance of a widely scattered sprinkle or light shower. Mostly it will be the wind that catches your attention making it feel cooler than the actual air temperature which will be around 55 degrees. A few clouds with lows in the lower 40s on Sunday night.
A peek into next week suggests a cool start on Monday, followed by milder temperatures Tuesday into Wednesday, then much cooler late week. Mixed into that scenario will be the chance for showers Wednesday and or Wednesday night.
High pressure sets up to our south Monday with low pressure across the Canadian Maritimes. A brisk northwest flow will continue to drag cool air across the region on Monday as the mercury climbs back into the 50s under a fair amount of sunshine. A dry and chilly night follows with lows in the mid 30s inland to low 40s on the coast.
By Tuesday a milder southwest flow is in place, thanks to that high to our south, and temperatures respond with highs in the low to mid 60s, then believe it or not perhaps near 70 on Wednesday. Fair skies Tuesday, chance of showers later Wednesday ahead of a cold front. Once that front passes through highs are back to the 50s Thursday and Friday.
The early outlook for Halloween evening is dry and chilly. However, there is a chance of a wave of low pressure forming along the front later on Friday and if that were to occur we could be in for a wet and chilly Halloween evening instead. This feature will be ironed out early next week as computer models are updated.
Enjoy the weekend.