Forecast: Rain Ends And Sunshine Returns For Saturday

A potent storm system is still bringing some rain and wind to the area — and even snow across northern New England.  The system will move far enough north later Friday to leave us with clouds and a few leftover showers.  The rain overnight certainly helped the drought situation, but as I have said for months, we are so deep into the drought it will take more than one wetter than average month get us out.

While October will end up wetter than average, it's the first wet month since back in February and there are so many weeks of dry weather behind us which created the drought in the first place.

The weekend is looking OK in terms of the weather. Saturday will be the best day of the weekend with the most sunshine and not much if any chance of rain. Another weak system crosses the region on Sunday. It does look like a period of rain developing during the day. This system is not powerful so there won't be much in the way of rainfall, but it should turn wet enough so you won't want to be outside raking leaves.

Temperatures over the weekend will be mostly in the mid to upper 50s. Very similar readings both Saturday and Sunday.

Highs on Saturday will be in the 50s. Sunday will have similar temperatures (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs on Saturday will be in the 50s. Sunday will have similar temperatures. (Courtesy NOAA)

Behind this weather system things turn quite tranquil for next week.  We also see a warming trend. Parts of the lower 48 will be downright hot next week, and here in southern New England readings back into the 60s will likely occur.

Have a terrific weekend.

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Friday: Early rain likely, showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to high 50s.

Friday night:  Clearing. Lows in the lower 40s.

Saturday: Partly sunny and not as cold.  Highs in the mid-50s.

Sunday: Plenty of clouds and a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s.

Monday: Sunny and cool. Highs in the low to mid 50s.

Tuesday: More sunshine. Temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

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