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Forecast: Transition To Fall Continues

From "warm and dry" to "cool and damp," our weather is making a sharp turn. Unfortunately, the cooler weather isn’t accompanied by any significant rain in spite of showers and the chance of drizzle being in the forecast. The moderate drought rolls on this week north of Cape Cod.

A cold front passed through the area yesterday ushering in cooler air along with a persistent northeasterly flow of air off the ocean. Any time of year when the winds are northeast it means marine air and the ocean influence dominates the forecast. With longer nights it will be more difficult for the sun to warm the ground and in turn break up any low clouds and fog which form overnight.

Drizzle will also make an appearance as the air becomes more saturated. We are many inches below normal in terms of rainfall and while sunshine is limited the next few days, so too is any significant rain.

Small areas of steady rain will try to make a run at the region, but it appears much of it will remain off the coast. As another front approaches the area later this week and at the start of the weekend showers are more likely and perhaps even some widespread measurable rain.

The sunniest day of the rest of the week is shaping up to be Friday with seasonable temperatures. Thursday afternoon could also see some breaks of sunshine and conditions continue to be somewhat stable. Enjoy the cooler air. Fall is here.


Tuesday: Lots of clouds and a few morning showers. Cool and raw with highs in the lower to middle 60s.

Tuesday night: Lots of clouds and cool. Some spotty drizzle. Lows of 51 to 56.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a few morning showers or areas of drizzle. Continued cool with highs of 62 to 66.

Thursday: Morning drizzle, then clouds with some sunny breaks. Highs in the mid 60s.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high of 65 to 68.

Saturday: Showers likely with 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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