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Near Record-Breaking Warmth Possible

Near record-breaking warmth is possible for Tuesday and Wednesday as the mercury will soar into the low and mid-80s.



    Today (Monday): Sun & clouds, mild, chance PM sprinkle. Highs in the 70s. Overnight Monday Night: Variable clouds, rain north. Lows in the 50s. Tuesday: Clouds to sun for most, cloudy with showers in Maine. Highs in the 70s for most, 50s in Maine. (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    Although today’s weather is quiet and mild for New England, a battle is shaping up between cool Canadian air and much milder air moving toward New England from the south.

    While today’s highs in the 70s and fair sky surely doesn’t indicate this developing battle of air, incoming disturbances focused along the boundary of cool and warm will result in a few isolated late day sprinkles in Central and Southern New England, then steadier rain overnight tonight in Northern New England.

    Although warm air mostly wins in New England on Tuesday, the notable exception will be the State of Maine, where a chilly northeast wind will remain stubborn, keeping clouds, showers and highs only in the 50s for most of the state and some of Eastern New Hampshire likely will see cooler air, as well.

    For the rest of us, Tuesday’s warmth won’t just be exceptional, it should be record setting for some – particularly in Connecticut and some of Massachusetts. By Wednesday, most of us will see milder air – but that’s about it: it’s October and very tough to get record-setting heat to stick around long.

    By the end of this week, temperatures drop, though thankfully that change comes with an increased chance of much needed rain ahead of a cool shot of air to last this weekend into next week, through the end of the exclusive NECN Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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