A cold front is slicing through New England on Friday, bringing some periods of rain and eventually a big cool down.
Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will find the heaviest and steadiest rain, with generally a quarter to a half-inch falling. There will be some locally higher amounts. With the front arriving this morning, it will also be coolest in these areas with highs in the 60s and 70s.
In Southern New England highs will reach the 70s to near 80 because it will take longer for the front to arrive. While clouds will spread into Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island the rain will be pretty limited. A few spotty showers or an isolated downpour will impact these areas from late afternoon through the overnight hours, but the heaviest will certainly avoid the areas most impacted by drought.
Sunshine returns this weekend behind the cold front, along with far cooler conditions. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s in Northern New England, with 60s to near 70 in Southern New England. Morning temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s for many, resulting in patchy frost across much of Northern New England.
Those cool mornings and sunny afternoons will be perfect to draw out more and more foliage.