Forecast: Fall Weather This Weekend

Cooler and drier air arrived Wednesday and we are now into a more fall-like pattern, although I do see a little more humidity Friday. This is not going to be something that lasts very long. Since late June, the jet stream has been stuck in a pattern which had capped heat and humidity across the Northeast — this now looks to be changing.

Today's weather will feature a little bit of morning sunshine blended with clouds. Temperatures will be in the 60s in lower 70s.

Highs Thursday will reach the 60s to near 70. (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs Thursday will reach the 60s to near 70. (Courtesy NOAA)

A flow of air from the south on Friday will increase temperatures and humidity. it will once again feel like summer.

The added moisture in the air Friday night will keep temperatures from falling out of the 60s. On Saturday, drier and cooler air move back into the region and this will be with us through the weekend. Next week looks to be seasonable to start, but there may be another couple of days of higher humidity before even drier and cooler air works in the end of the month.

It's been such a humid three-month period that it's likely we will see a few more days where the humidity is higher than you'd expect.

There are some signs that October may be cooler than average which would be a welcome change for those of you that don't like the heat.

There is still plenty of time to plant grass seed in your lawn or move plants around the area of your yard. Once we get Beyond Columbus Day it's time to start thinking about not planting anything besides bulbs.

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Thursday: Sunshine and clouds, highs 65-70.

Thursday Night: Cloudy and comfortable. Lows in the 50s to near 60.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Highs 70-75.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Quite pleasant. Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday: Mainly sunny. Highs around 70.

Monday:  Sunshine and clouds. Highs in the 60s.

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