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Forecast: After Summer-Like Weekend, Fall Returns

Wow, did you love the weather this weekend? It was quite amazing to have two cloudless days with summer-like warmth and light winds. Today begins the slow transition back to reality. It's still going to be warm, about average for the time of year, this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s, but you will notice more clouds, and late in the day the wind will start coming off the water. Our wind shifts from a warm southwest flow to a cool northeast one, marking the end of the above-normal readings.

As the flow continues overnight, a few showers could cross the area, but I am not expecting enough rain to do anything to the drought — if rain even occurs at all.

The next couple of days thereafter will be cool and somewhat cloudy. There could be some spotty drizzle, but also breaks of sunshine periodically. Highs will be just over 20 degrees cooler on Tuesday than we saw yesterday. While some of you might have been tempted to put on the air conditioning this weekend, you'll be on the edge of putting on the heat by Wednesday morning.

It appears that most of the significant rain will again only skirt the region this week. After Tuesday our next chance of any measurable rainfall comes late in the week or at the start of the weekend. My confidence is low on whether we do get any rain, but I can guarantee you this: next weekend won't be anything like the one that just finished.


Monday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Still warm with highs in the mid 70s.

Monday night: Turning cooler and becoming cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Tuesday: A few morning showers. Otherwise lots of clouds and noticeably cooler. Highs of 61 to 66.

Wednesday: Lots of clouds. Highs in the mid 60s.

Thursday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Highs in the lower 60s at the shore (mid 60s well inland).

Friday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the mid 60s.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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