Weekend Weather: Warm Weather Continues, For Now

A cold front passed off the coastline Thursday night and now we have slightly cooler air back in place. This will provide a stellar day with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will stay above average, remaining in the 70s.

We are now in the final days when average daytime temperatures are at 70 or higher. By the time we get to the end of next month, readings will typically be in the upper 50s.

On Saturday, it turns warmer again. Many areas will reach 80 degrees. There will be some humidity in the air. That night, another front passes. This will bring a chance of a shower or storm overnight.

On Sunday, it's back to cooler air. Again however, readings will still be above average for late September.

It remains pleasant to start next week. There's no really cold air in the immediate future, as a big ridge of high pressure off the southeast coast keeps it very warm just to the south. It wouldn't surprise me if some spots over the southern tier actually have record temperatures to begin October.

A powerful winter storm brings bad weather to the upper Rockies to start the weekend. (Courtesy NOAA)
A powerful winter storm brings bad weather to the upper Rockies to start the weekend. (Courtesy NOAA)

For once, New England might be the best place to be in terms of weather.

There are some interesting dispatches from other parts of the country. Nashville, Tennessee has reached 90 degrees every day in September. This is an incredible streak of weather and they may reach 90 degrees so many times this year that they break that record as well.

The extreme heat is being balanced by cold and snowy out across Montana and parts of the far west, where 1 to 2 feet of snow could fall. There could be several feet of snow in the highest of elevations. There is certainly quite the contrast in weather across the country as we head into October.

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Friday: Lots of sun. Highs near 75.

Friday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 47-54.

Saturday: Sunshine and warm. Highs approaching 80-85.

Sunday: More sunshine and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 73.

Monday: Sunshine and seasonable. Highs 70-75.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, may shower. Highs in the lower 70s.

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