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Record-Heat Takes a Break, Fall Returns

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    Thursday night: Mostly clear and cool. Lows near 50, 40s in the suburbs. Friday: Mostly sunny and breezy with highs into the mid to upper 60s.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017)

    What a difference a day makes!

    Yesterday, we were talking about record-heat, today, it was all about the fall-like temperatures filtering in from the northwest.

    The showers that lingered along the Outer Cape and Islands along with the storms that moved through New Hampshire and Maine into the early morning hours were associated with the cold air clashing with the air mass that gave us record-breaking heat and humidity -- this boundary is the cold front where these air masses meet.

    This front has now rolled off the coastline, leaving clear skies, cooler and breezy conditions. High surf still remains along the southward facing beaches as Tropical Storm Maria remains out to sea as the cold front boots her even farther out and away from New England.

    Swells through tomorrow remain between 5-10 feet, which is why a High Surf Advisory is in effect for coastal Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and the Islands, along with Downeast Maine.

    This evening, temperatures will quickly drop after sunset, under clear skies, lows slip into the lower 50s in far southern New England, 40s west and north, farther away from the coastline.

    Friday brings a chilly start, and temperatures will only rise into the upper 60s south, lower 60s north, and the cool-down continues into the first half of the weekend, thanks to a weak clipper system, originating from Canada.

    This system will usher in more clouds by Friday night, with rain sliding in from west to east for southern New England by early Saturday morning. Clouds and showers stick around into the afternoon, only allowing highs to top out into the upper 50s.

    The clipper slides out to sea by the evening, allowing room for a dome of high pressure to salvage the second half of the weekend for any of those outdoor plans. Sunday, after a cold start, temperatures will rebound back into the upper 60s under plenty of sunshine -- great to catch a peek of the fall foliage. We start off the first full week of the month of October with highs into the 60s with a slight warm-up by midweek, back into the mid to upper 70s. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the air, online, and receive updates on-the-go with our NBC Boston / NECN app.

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