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We start off the week with unseasonably high temperatures, but look for the weather to return to normal November weather later this week.
Today's highs are going to reach into the 60s and a few spots may touch 70 degrees this afternoon. You will also feel some humidity in the air, but it won't last. A cold front is going to put an end to the unseasonable warmth and launch much of the northeast into the coldest period of the fall so far.
As the cold front moves eastward today and tonight, a line of showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will also cross the region. I am not expecting more than a half inch of rain, although many areas could just receive a quarter of an inch.
Temperatures the rest of the week will be in the lower 50s, which is about what you'd expect for November. Late this week and at least until the start of the weekend, an even colder mass of air will move through, keeping readings in the 40s Saturday with some areas staying in the 30s all day.
How long the chilly air lasts is questionable. Some models show a warm-up post-Thanksgiving which could continue through the rest of the month. Other models keep it chilly through November.
After the warm October, a warm November this year would be a strong signal for a warmer and less snowy winter. However, a cold November could foretell the opposite. Neither case is a sure thing — it's weather, of course.
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Monday: A few morning showers, then cloudy and mild. Some afternoon showers and maybe thunderstorm. Downpours possible in the storms. Breezy, highs 65-70.
Monday Night: Showers end early, then clearing. Lows 35-42.
Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds, cooler. Highs 50-55.
Wednesday: Sunshine mixed with clouds and cool. Highs 49-54.
Thursday: Seasonable. Sun and clouds. Highs 50-55.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and cool. Highs 48-53.
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