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Today's Weather: Dry Start To The Work Week

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A storm system scooted out from underneath us overnight and now the sunshine is returning. Today will be quite bright, with plenty of sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures.

Already our eyes are turning to the west, where a cold front is moving toward us. This weather system is part of a low pressure area which will head up into Canada.

As the front swings through New England, a small area of low pressure may develop along the front, enhancing rainfall — especially over Northern New England on Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Behind this, drier air will once again filter into the region, but it will not be very cold.

A front approaches the region on Tuesday evening with rain. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
A front approaches the region on Tuesday evening with rain. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

I do expect sunshine Thursday and Friday before another weather system heads for the area. Since it's only Monday, it's way too early to talk about the weekend weather system, but there is a chance for some showers for a few hours Saturday or Sunday. This is of course the final full weekend of October, and as we get to this time of the year, storms become more common.

One thing I'm not seeing is any intrusion of colder than average conditions in New England. Right now, most of the chilly Canadian air will remain west of the Appalachians and if it does ever get here, it will be much modified for now.

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

Monday: Mainly sunny and seasonably mild. Highs in the 60s.

Monday Night: Clouds. Lows 40-46.

Tuesday: Early sunshine, then clouds increase. Late day showers. Highs 60-65.

Tuesday Night: Showers. Milder.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, but some possible showers through early morning. Highs 58-61.

Thursday: Lots of sunshine. Highs around 63.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs again around 64.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine. Night showers. Highs approaching 58.

Sunday: Generally sunny. Highs within a few degrees of 55.

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


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