Forecast: One Fine Day With Afternoon Temps In 60s

After an afternoon with highs that resembled mid-September more than early November, today brings about another nice day that's somewhat cooler than Tuesday.

Today’s highs are above average, with temperatures around 2 p.m. in the mid 60s inland and the lower 60s at the coast. I don’t expect any 70-degree readings this afternoon. A bit of an ocean wind will keep today's highs from being as warm as Tuesday. Typically, New England's final 70-degree day usually occurs around or by Nov. 1.

Now a southerly flow returns for the second part of this week and will allow temperatures to peak on Friday. The record in Boston for Friday is 73 and with a high in the lower 70s, there is a chance the Boston area could tie the record or break it.

There will be more cloudiness at the end of the week as a cold front approaches. I don’t expect any shower activity. We are still in a very dry pattern. Some of the models only give us 10-15 percent of typical precipitation through the middle of this month. This means drought conditions are likely to continue and could be problematic as we head into winter. I’ll have more on this in the coming weeks.

Saturday will see a bit of a cool down and readings will fall further on Sunday. It won’t be unseasonably cold, but after the mild week, it will be a bit of shock to the system. We actually will see another warm-up next week with temperatures likely coming back in around 60 degrees with plenty of sunshine.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 65 inland, 60 at the coast.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65 inland, 60 at the coast.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high 68-74.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and noticeably cooler. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

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