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Chilly Temps to Increase for Last Summer Weekend

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    Crisp Fall Air Now, Warmth Returning for Weekend

    Today (Thursday): Sunny. Highs 65-70. Overnight Thursday Night: Clear, patchy valley fog. Lows in the 40s. Friday: Sunny and milder. Highs near 80. Saturday and Sunday: Sunny, highs in the 80s. (Published Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019)

    Our Thursday morning will be the coldest since spring, and the coldest it’s going to be likely for another week or two.

    High barometer reading often means low thermometer reading, and that’s the case Thursday morning as many spots report a frost all the way to central and southern New England. But with a clear sky and light wind, any patchy fog is going to burn off rapidly and the temperatures going to jump back to near 70 degrees.

    We are right underneath the center of a strong high-pressure system, so that means little in the way of wind. Heating of the land will result in local onshore sea breeze. It's a gorgeous September day.

    Hurricane Humberto came within 100 miles of Bermuda Wednesday night, with winds gusting past 110 mph there. Now, that storm is slated to pass close to 500 miles to our east Thursday night and Friday.

    The result will be elevated waves at the ocean, perhaps greater than 10 feet on the more exposed sides of eastern New England. That’s why we have a rip current advisory in effect at the ocean.

    Other than that, we are just quiet with a warming trend right in through the weekend.

    It won’t be as cold Thursday night. Low temperatures will mostly be in the 40s and 50s under a clear sky. With sunshine Friday, we rebound well into the 70s, touching 80 degrees in a few spots.

    Then, on this last weekend of celestial summer time, we should have high temperature in the 80s Saturday, Sunday, and likely Monday, too, for the Autumnal equinox, which happens before the sun comes up on Monday.

    Temperatures are likely to stay above the climatological average into next week, even though there is going to be a front on Monday with a shower or thunderstorm bringing us back down to the 70s. Here is the beauty in our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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