Sun Helps Boost Temperatures This Week

Three sunny and splendid fall days start the week for New England. Weather analysis shows high pressure – a fair weather cell – cresting over the Northeastern U.S. early this week, which means sinking air in the sky above: the perfect setup for sunshine. With an onshore wind component Monday and Tuesday, coasts will see daily high temperatures topping out in the middle 60s, while inland communities reach for 70, and all of us will cool down to the 40s – and even a few rural 30s - at night with a light wind and clear sky. By Wednesday, the wind shifts to blow from the southwest, carrying warmer air into New England and pushing afternoon high temperatures to 80 degrees ahead of a Thursday cold front that will slowly sag from north to south, Thursday morning to evening, respectively, producing a few showers and serving as the leading edge to cooler, fall air. Friday into the weekend we’ll see some classic autumn air, but the interesting question is how many showers will fall in that air, with a series of upper level disturbances and a few installments of cooler air moving in. For this reason, the chance of showers remains a bit elevated through the weekend at this early juncture, though we’re not expecting the entire weekend to be wet – in fact, Saturday could end up quite nice.

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