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A cold front swept through the area overnight and has now pushed south of New England. This has allowed cooler air to filter in and will also bring clearing to the region from the northwest toward the southeast. The last place to clear will be Cape Cod and the Islands, and it may take nearly the entire day.
The weather becomes quite complicated the rest of the week, with an oceanic storm milling about east of New England. Around the storm, there are bands of rain and some of these will try to rotate westward into New England over the next few days. The best chance for heavy rain will be over Cape Cod, but all areas east of Springfield are likely to see precipitation into Friday.
As the storm continues spinning, there is the potential for some minor beach erosion. Because the winds will be coming off the water, temperatures will be cooler than we've seen — certainly not the 80 degrees we had yesterday, or even the mid- to upper 60s we will enjoy today.
The weekend is still a bit of a question in my mind, with the best weather likely over northwestern New England and the worst likely over Cape Cod. Just how cloudy and wet it is remains to be determined. I think we'll need another full day of models before I can make a confident forecast especially for Sunday and Monday which are still five and six days away.
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Tuesday: Early showers south, clearing. Developing sunshine and a few clouds. Highs 61-66.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, may shower. Lows around 50.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, then some possible showers. Highs 55-60.
Thursday: Some sun and clouds. May shower. Highs around 60.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers possible. Highs just under 60.
Saturday: Unsettled weather possible. Highs approaching 60.
Sunday: Partial sunshine and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 65.
Monday (Columbus Day): Sunshine and seasonable. Highs in the 60s.
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