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Forecast: Clouds Dominate The Start Of The Work Week

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After a very nice weekend we're going to be on the divide between cool air to the north and warm air to the south. This puts clouds and even the chance of a couple of showers into the region for the start of the work week.

Notice the gradient of temperatures across the east today. (Courtesy NOAA)
Notice the gradient of temperatures across the east today. (Courtesy NOAA)

It also means that we won't see any exceptionally cool weather for the foreseeable future. As a matter of fact I think the first two weeks of October look warmer than average and I am not the only one. Check out the forecast from NOAA into early October.

The odds of warmer than average weather for the first part of October are high. (Courtesy NOAA)
The odds of warmer than average weather for the first part of October are high. (Courtesy NOAA)

There's been a high pressure system off the coast of the United States for most of the summer and the tie is still so strong that it's not going to allow prolonged cool air in New England for the foreseeable future.

In terms of rainfall this week, I'm not expecting much in the way of anything beyond a few showers. The best chance for showers will be on Tuesday and again late in the week.

The flow of air from the west or the south means that we won't be seeing any colder than average temperatures for more than a day or perhaps two in a row through the middle of the month. For those of you who are still growing plants, the chance of frost is very low into the middle of October. Years ago we made it all the way until Nov. 1 without a frost in much of the region, and it's not impossible this could be a year like that.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Monday: Mild with lots of clouds and a slight chance of a shower later. Highs in the low to mid-60s.

Monday Night: Clouds and mild. Lows 52-58.

Tuesday: Clouds, a bit muggy. A chance for a few showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Warm. Highs 70-75.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds, highs 70-75.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Highs 65-70.

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

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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