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Pleasant Weather to Continue

Pleasant Weather to Continue

September is typically one of the most comfortable (and easy to forecast) months in the New England year. Last year, the warmest days during September were in the low 80s°F while the coolest were generally in the mid 60s°F. In addition, nearly two-thirds of the days featured sunshine. By contrast, this month we have already experienced two days with highs in the mid 90s°F. However, those days were quite anomalous and most likely we are done with such hot weather for 2007. Already the fall march of cool Canadian high pressure areas towards the south has begun, with the first hard freeze since the spring being felt in the Upper Midwest earlier this week. This time of year marks the peak of Atlantic Hurricane season and there are two systems currently of note. After making landfall in east Texas Wednesday, the remains of Hurricane Humberto may add some moisture to a cold front for us over the weekend, and Tropical Depression 8 east of the Virgin Islands bears watching.

Most states in the area would probably welcome a weak tropical storm landfall or a few more soakers like Tuesday’s frontal passage to help with recent dry conditions, but the immediate future looks predominantly storm-free. Today will be very nice with some late day clouds. Some storminess moves in for Saturday morning but moves out just as quickly. Afterwards, expect stiff winds to bring cooler air by later Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures could even bottom out near 40°F by Monday morning. Daytime temperatures look to stay in the upper 60s°F and low 70s°F throughout the period.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Clouds increasing, some rain by morning. Low 59°F (15°C).

Tomorrow: Clouds and showers in the morning, clear and breezy afternoon. High 71°F (22°C).

Sunday: Sunny. High 65°F (18°C).

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 68°F (20°C).