A new air mass is arriving in New England on Friday, setting us up for a frosty start to the weekend.
Morning temperatures on Saturday will dip into the 20s and 30s for most of New England. That means you should protect any sensitive plants you have outside.
Freeze Warnings are in effect for parts of western Addison and Rutland Counties in Vermont, Maine’s MidCoast, and most of the suburbs of Boston between Interstate 495 and Route 128. It’s in those areas where temperatures will dip close to, if not a bit below, freezing.
Frost Advisories are in effect for much of Connecticut away from the coast, much of Rhode Island, as well as the South Coast, South Shore, and North Shore in Massachusetts. Boston is also included in that. Lows in these areas will be in the mid-30s to near 40.
We’ll enjoy plenty of sunshine on Saturday, so even though it starts off cold, we’ll rebound into the 50s and 60s during the afternoon. The 50s will be most common in Maine and along the Massachusetts coast, with 60s farther inland away from the grips of a light onshore wind.
Winds will increase on Sunday, but it will be a southwest wind. That will warm our temperatures into the 60s and even close to 70 for some. That includes Foxboro for the Patriots game.
Again, most of us will enjoy sunshine on Sunday. A few late day clouds will arrive in far northern and northwestern New England, though, with a few evening showers there as well.
In terms of foliage, we’re now past peak in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Coos County in New Hampshire, and in the Crown of Maine.
The rest of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine is near peak. Moderate color stretches from the Berkshires to the suburbs of Boston. Low color is being reported south of Boston.