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Cooler Than Average Temperatures

Cooler Than Average Temperatures

After Sunday’s overcast rain, yesterday’s sunny blue skies (and its beautiful high of 75°F) were quite wonderful. However, last night we saw a large cold front pass that stretches down from Canada all along the Eastern seaboard and curves around through the gulf of Mexico. As it moved through our region, it brought clouds and rain.

The next few days have a bit of an anomalous pattern in store for us: A strong high over the Atlantic will slow down the low system to our north that brought us yesterday’s cold front. This low will sit to our north for a relatively long time, and, as it rotates counterclockwise (as low pressure systems are want to do in our hemisphere), it will pull cold and relatively dry polar air down into New England to us. Temperatures will be colder than usual, like the temperatures we would see in late October.

Today, we will see fairly mild temperatures and mostly sunny conditions, but, as a secondary front moves through, expect clouds, breezier conditions, and a slight chance of rain. The cold air from the low to our north will be felt on Wednesday and Thursday as winds shift from southwesterly to northwesterly. Conditions should be fairly overcast, making it seem even cooler than normal. Dress as if it were late October: If you haven’t already put away those flip-flops, it’s about time you considered it. By Friday, the low over Quebec will have finally have moved to the east, and we should see the sun come out and temperatures warm a bit.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Cloudy and still windy, with a low around 52°F (11°C).

Tomorrow: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain, high around 65°F (18°C). Less chance for rain at night, low near 45°F (7°C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63°F (17°C).