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Cooler Weekend Ahead

Cooler Weekend Ahead

Unstable air associated with a cold front to the west will give us a chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm today. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm for one last day, as part of our mini-heat wave of this past week. As the high pressure over central Canada moves to our southwest, the associated clockwise circulation will bring in cooler air from the north. This will bring the weekend’s high temperatures back to the mid-60s, which is more normal for this time of year. The good news is that the friendly high pressure will bring sunny conditions Saturday through Monday, continuing the dry pattern we have been in for the past two weeks.

As dry as it has been lately, it is hard to believe that around this time last year northern New England saw its worst flooding in 70 years. Over the weekend of May 13–14, 2006, the city of Boston received over seven inches of rain. Places in New Hampshire and Maine fared worse, with many rivers overflowing their banks, causing damage to nearby homes and businesses.

On a final note, the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season kicked off early with the formation of Subtropical Storm Andrea off the Florida coast Wednesday morning. Andrea dropped to tropical depression status yesterday and continues to deteriorate into a remnant low pressure system that poses little serious threat to land.

Extended Forecast:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then clearing late. Low 55°F (13°C).

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. High 62°F (17°C).

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low 48°F (9°C).

Sunday: Sunny. High 62°F (17°C).

Monday: Sunny. High 66°F (19°C).