Forecast: Drought's Over; Skies Clearing Overnight

The nor'easter that brought several inches of rain to the region is slowly relaxing its grip, but isn't quite done yet. There are still showers around that will likely continue to be a threat Friday morning. As the storm pulls further away, the chance of rain will diminish, and skies will finally begin to clear overnight.

There is good news from this storm. Our fall drought is basically over. The ground is saturated, and the plants will be in great shape heading into winter.

The weekend is looking great with abundant sunshine both days. Temperatures will be near 60 on Saturday but a few degrees cooler on Sunday, hanging around temperatures in the 50s. I expect this to be a great weekend to be outside, rake leaves, go to a football game or pick apples.

A powerful nor'easter is pulling away as high pressure follows and brings drier Canadian air into the region. This high will remain in control much of next week with a warming trend.

Friday: A chance of showers, mostly in the morning. Cool. Highs in the mid 50s.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy and chilly. Lows in the mid 40s.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine, a bit breezy but mild. Highs in the lower 60s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 50s.

Monday: Sunny, with a high in the upper 50s.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high between 60-65 degrees.

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

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David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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