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Forecast: Temperatures Fall Friday, Possible Drizzle

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Thursday was a typical late October day, and Friday will be similar to start, but end up not as mild. We have rain in the forecast for Saturday afternoon and night, but Friday evening should be mostly dry for the kids.

One of the reasons it’s going to be cooler Friday is we will have an easterly wind coming in off the ocean. This wind direction brings us cool Atlantic air and keeps temperatures lower.

Most of the treat or treat activities take place between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., and temperatures will fall from around 50 degrees at sunset to the mid 40s later in the evening. There could be a bit of drizzle in the air, but I am not expecting enough rain to warrant wearing raincoats over the costumes.

Saturday morning is dry, but showers of rain will move into the area in the afternoon and then become a steadier rain overnight. Winds will also increase and become quite gusty along the coast.

There is a chance for some scattered power outages if winds become strong enough late Saturday night. Don’t forget to set your clock back an hour.

If you are headed to the Patriots game Sunday the good news is skies will clear, and I am not expecting any precipitation. The bad news is winds will be gusty and temperatures will be falling to the upper 30s by the end of the game. Dress warmly if you are going to be there.

A double barreled storm system will give southern New England a glancing blow before heading into Canada on Sunday. Behind this system the coldest air of the season will bring a freeze to many areas Monday morning. A warming trend begins Tuesday with temperatures returning to above normal by the middle of next week.


Friday: Increasing clouds, cooler with highs in the lower to middle 50s. Chilliest along the coast.

Friday night: Raw and chilly, a few showers late at night. Lows in the mid 40s.

Saturday: Periods of rain and becoming breezy. Highs 47-52.

Sunday: An early shower, then clearing and blustery. Highs only in the mid 40s.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 48 after a cold start.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and turning milder in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.

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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