Forecast discussion: High pressure ridging covered all of eastern Massachusetts today, giving us bright sunshine on Monday. Temperatures were below normal this morning, but overnight lows will begin to moderate by midweek.
All the computer models agree that we will see a dry week. However, a low pressure center near Maine will spill some mid-level clouds over the capital city by this afternoon. The high coming down from eastern Canada will clear our skies by Monday evening. This high will remain over the eastern U.S. right into Saturday. The high will eventually move offshore by Sunday. A weak cold front will move towards New England Monday, and we will see increasing clouds Sunday evening. There is the chance for some isolated showers Monday evening, but the computer models do not show much precipitation with the front.
Finally, in the tropics, the Atlantic Ocean remains quiet. There are no named tropical systems or areas of interest on the National Hurricane Center website.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 45.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy with a high of 67. Winds will come from the northwest at 13-16 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 49. Winds will come from the northwest at 7-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 68.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 52.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high of 69.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 53.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 66-69, lows 50-53.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69-72, lows 49-52.
Sunday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds by the evening. Highs 70-73, lows 50-53.
Monday: Mostly cloudy by the late afternoon with a possible shower before midnight. Highs 68-71, lows 50-53.