Enjoy it now, folks: Eventually, this fantastic weather will come to an end.
The weather will soon turn cold, and eventually, it will snow. We all know in the back of our minds all this amazing sunshine and pleasantly warm air can't stick around for another month, but it's great while it lasts.
Sunshine is nice. But, rain is also nice, and we do need some. Most areas throughout the region finished September on a dry note, and this pattern has continued into the start of October. I do see some rain in the forecast, which — like our recent nice days — will stick around for a while. The rain arrives later this week or over the weekend.
High pressure, which typically brings good weather, remains in control through Thursday. At this point a cold front passes through bringing a slight chance of a shower. I expect clouds and the risk of some showers to arise this weekend. That's due to the cold front remaining close enough to the area that the boundary of air masses it represents will fight with each other.
In addition, the humid air to the south of the front will also return. I expect it to start feeling a bit stickier on Saturday — and downright humid by Sunday afternoon. This moisture in the air will lead to the chance of showers, but there won't be any heavy rainfall.
This unsettled weather continues through the holiday weekend and into early next week. Another front will pass the region in about a week and it will likely usher in the coolest air so far of the young fall.
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Wednesday: More sunshine and even warmer. Highs 72-80 and warmest inland.
Wednesday Night: Mainly clear, but with a quick sprinkle possible in the mid-overnight hours. Lows 55-60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs approaching 80. Cooler on the Cape and Islands.
Friday: Partly sunny with a few showers possible. Highs 70-75.
Saturday: A lot of clouds, some sunshine north. Highs around 70.
Sunday: Clouds with some sun and a possible shower. Muggy. Highs in the 70s.