Forecast: 'Summer-Like Air' Returning Over Weekend

We missed the rain yesterday, and now it’s a continuation of the dry weather for the rest of the week and into the weekend. This pattern is beautiful to look at and enjoy, but we need rain.

High pressure will keep any significant amount of clouds and certainly any rain far from New England.
It’s not unusual to have dry weather like this in fall, but it’s been over 4 weeks since we had a widespread rainfall, and this is becoming an issue.

Since we can’t do anything about the lack of rain, however, we might as well enjoy it. The sunshine is going to be abundant through the weekend. The only real changes over the next few days involves temperatures.

Highs the next couple of days will be near 70 degrees. On Friday, a mass of cooler air will filter into the area and highs on that day will be only in the lower 60s.

There could be some frost in the interior valleys west of Rt. 495 Saturday morning before sunshine boosts temperatures well into the 60s and near 70 degrees in the afternoon.

On Sunday, a southwest flow will bring back a summer-like air. It won’t be humid, but it will be warm. A few areas will make a run at 80 degrees in the afternoon and with the sunshine it will actually be a great beach day.

A chance of a showers comes again on Monday — possibly in the evening — as cooler air moves back through New England to put an end to the summer air and return temperatures to September averages.

Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 70.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear and cool with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 70.

Friday: Sunny, cooler than the previous few days. Highs in the lower 60s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs around 70.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high between 75-79.

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

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