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Another Rainy Weekend

Another Rainy Weekend

The past week has been a terrific example of how variable fall weather can be. While last weekend was cold and rainy (and even a bit snowy on Sunday!), the last few days have been warm and sunny. This variability continues over the next couple of days. Today should be significantly cooler than the past couple days. The temperature will only make it to around 50°F, and brisk winds from the north mean it will feel even cooler. The next low pressure system will move into our area late tonight.

As the warm front associated with the low pressure system passes on Saturday, temperatures should be back into the 60s°F. A southerly low level jet will increase the transport of moisture into Southern New England resulting in showers throughout the day on Saturday, which could be heavy at times. Then, the cold front will sweep across the region on Saturday night bringing more rain, with an isolated thunderstorm possible. We should receive 1–2" of precipitation from this storm. Expect a dry day with seasonable temperatures on Sunday. If you have any outdoor plans this weekend, Sunday seems like it will have more cooperative weather than Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Cloudy with a chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Low 45°F (7°C). East wind between 8 and 12 mph.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with rain showers and wind through out the day; rain could be heavy at times. High 63°F (17°C). South wind between 10 and 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Low 58°F (14°C).

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 64°F (18°C). West-Southwest wind between 8 and 12 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny. High 58°F (14°C). North-Northwest wind 5–10 mph.