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Forecast: Columbus Day Weekend Weather

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A cold front passed through the area Thursday, and now we are on the cooler side of the jet stream. This means temperatures will be below average today, struggling to reach 60 degrees under a bright blue sky.

The weekend is looking dry, but as we head toward Columbus Day, there may be an influx of cloudiness, which could spoil the sunshine. Temperatures will warm up quite a bit on Sunday after a seasonably cool day on Saturday.

Highs Saturday will be a big milder. (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs Saturday will be a big milder. (Courtesy NOAA)

The humidity will also rise for Sunday and it will feel a bit like summer. The sun angle is very low this time of the year and getting lower each day, so the shadows are much longer and even with the warm temperatures that doesn't feel the same as it would in May.

On Monday, cooler air will filter into the region along with the cloudiness I spoke about. It won't last that long as already there are signs of a warming trend later next week. It remains to be seen just how warm we get but there could be two days where parts of the region reach 80 or higher later next week.

Foliage is coming on stronger across northern New England and in the northern sections of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, you will definitely find enough color for some good photography this weekend. Saturday will be the best day to take pictures if you want a bright blue sky but even if there are some clouds on Sunday and Monday there won't be any rain.

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


Friday: Sunshine and a few morning clouds. May shower early. Highs 59-64.

Friday Night: Mainly clear and chilly. Lows 38-49.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Quite pleasant. Highs in the upper 60s to near 70.

Sunday Dry and mild with sun and clouds. Highs in the lower 70s.

Monday: Clouds and sunny breaks. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs 70-75.

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

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