Forecast: Sunshine Finally Returns

Meteorological fall began Sept. 1, and since that time we've had more than 30 days of rainfall. This is one of the wettest falls we've ever seen and there is still another three weeks left. Although the actual total amount of rain may not be the most ever recorded in autumn, the number of rainy days surely will.

We do get a break in the precipitation today and tomorrow, with sunshine both days and temperatures quite comfortable. There will be a bit of wind this afternoon but temperatures will reach near 60 degrees. Tomorrow is cooler, but there will be less wind, so on balance, both days will feel pretty nice.

Highs tomorrow will be noticeably colder. (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs tomorrow will be noticeably colder. (Courtesy NOAA)

Another storm system moves to the area on Friday, with a dry first two-thirds of the day and then a wet Friday night, with another three-quarters of an inch to an inch of rain. I do think the rain will end by early Saturday morning, so that if you have outdoor plans, you will be able to get them. Remember because of all the rain, fields are going to be quite wet with lots of puddles.

The dry weather will last through the weekend, but it will be chilly. Temperatures will struggle to reach 50 degrees on Saturday and stay in the 40s for Sunday.

Monday looks dry, but then there is likely another storm system moving into the region for Tuesday. There may be enough cold air on Tuesday that some areas of New England see a little bit of snow. There's also the possibility that we see more heavy rain behind this system. Whatever it does, it will turn markedly colder, with the coldest air of the season so far arriving after the middle of next week. Boston may finally get its first hard freeze of the season.

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Wednesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Milder. Highs 55-62.

Wednesday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 36-42.

Thursday: Sunshine and cool. Highs in the lower to mid-50s.

Friday: Clouds, a few showers later in the day, rain at night. Highs 50-55.

Saturday: Showers Saturday morning, then clearing and cool. Highs around 50.

Sunday: Sunshine and chilly. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.

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