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Weekend Weather: Clearing, Cooler Temperatures And An Extra Hour Of Sleep

A cold front has now pushed off the coastline as Canadian air returns to the region. Last evening's warmth and humidity were at the far end of average for this time of the year.

Temperatures this afternoon will be much colder than the past few days. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Temperatures this afternoon will be much colder than the past few days. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

These are the final couple of days of daylight saving time. Remember, we get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night into Sunday. This also means that the sun will rise before 6:30 a.m. Sunday and set before 5 p.m. that evening.

A lot of folks tend to not like all the darkness, no matter what we do with the clocks. The great thing about living in New England is we do have these wild swings throughout the year, losing more than six hours of daylight between June and December. It can feel over 100 degrees in summer or lower than 20 below zero just six months later.

This weekend will be bright. The sun doesn’t have as much power to heat the earth anymore. With all the blue sky and the still changing leaves, it’s a good time enjoy fall. Local farms are often still open and temperatures will be mild enough for some late season golf or a long run.

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

Friday: Breezy with clearing developing. Temperatures in the 50s. Much drier.

Friday Night: Clear and chilly. Lows 32-39.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine. Highs approaching 52.

Sunday: Generally sunny. Highs within a few degrees of 53.

Monday: Partly sunny and cool. Highs 50-55.

Tuesday: More sunshine, may shower later in the day. Highs 55-60.

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


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