It’s a tough day to know what to wear Wednesday morning.
That is because New England is divided: cold and mostly dry far northern Maine, warm and humid in Connecticut, and rain and thunderstorms between.
Tuesday was one of the hottest October days on record in many cities of the east, all the way to 101 degrees in Montgomery, Alabama.
At the same time, it’s still snowing in parts of Montana, with high temperatures only in the 30s through the northern plains. There were many reports of severe weather along the boundary, with 2-inch diameter hail as close as Massena, New York.
We’re getting off pretty easy in New England, with patchy fog and drizzle Wednesday morning, a few showers and thunderstorms, too. Our spotty precipitation will slowly settle to the south and many of us have a mostly dry day. Temps will be in the 50s and 60s north, 60s and 70s, and even 80s south.
Wind from the south will be in southern New England and wind from the north will be in the northern part of the region. This boundary is a front settling south throughout the day. We would all end up on the cool side Wednesday night.
It’s clear and cold in northern New England Wednesday night, with low temperatures in the 20s and 30s. It will be mostly cloudy for southern New England low in the 40s and 50s.
Low pressure comes across New York State Thursday with an area of rain advancing from southwest to northeast, mostly in the afternoon and at night. Friday starts off cold and wet, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s north, 50s south.
The rain should end quickly in southern and Western New England, but may continue much of the day in Maine. And in northern Maine, rain may be mixed with snow with a slight accumulation possible in the higher elevations. Highs mostly in the 50s.
High pressure comes right overhead on Saturday, it looks like a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and close to peak foliage in the mountains of New England. Wind should be light with the high temperature in the 50s and 60s.
We start off cold and dry each morning this weekend with a chance of frost or freeze pretty far south. Clouds increase Sunday, but we should stay mostly dry with a high temperature in the 60s, 50s north.
Rain is likely Sunday night and may continue often in the beginning of next week. It may be an appreciable rain event. So, if you miss the rain next 48 hours, there’s a pretty good chance you get a shot early next week, as seen here in our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.