We missed another opportunity for rain yesterday as the storm moved far enough offshore to keep the rain shield away from the Boston area and points north. It continues to be dry in these parts, Boston has only recorded ½ inch of rain so far in October, compared to an average of almost 4 inches for the month. Boston was about 1.25 inches below normal for the month of September. We have not had any significant rain in these parts for over two months and other than a slight chance of a light shower Saturday night there does not appear to be any significant rainfall in the foreseeable future.
A brisk west to northwest flow remains over the area Thursday and Friday with low pressure over eastern Canada. A large area of high pressure expands across the eastern half of the country. A bright sunny start to Thursday with light winds will become a partly cloudy day with gusty west to northwest winds for the afternoon. Temperatures in the 30s this morning will only recover to the mid 50s for our highs. Skies stay partly cloudy overnight, breezy and cold. Lows in the low to mid 30s.
More of the same is on tap for Friday, with a partly cloudy sky breezy northwest winds and highs only in the low 50s at best. Overnight lows once again in the low to mid 30s.
By Saturday the low in Canada will have eased its grip on our area with the high pressure system centered across the mid-Atlantic. Although it will remain cool on Saturday the winds will turn more southwest and temperatures rebound slightly, highs in the mid to upper 50s. Winds may gust to 20 or 25 mph in the afternoon.
Low pressure will streak out of northwest Canada to be positioned in the upper Great Lakes by Saturday morning. As the low moves into southern Quebec it will swing a cold front through here Saturday night and offshore by Sunday morning. That will bring a period of mostly cloudy skies overnight, with just a slight chance of a passing shower or sprinkle in a few spots. Not as cold Saturday night, lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Sunday, mostly cloudy skies will turn partly cloudy later with highs in the low to mid 50s. Lows overnight back in the 30s.
Monday, dry and cool weather continues. Partly cloudy, highs in the mid 50s.
Unless we get a substantial rainfall in the next week or so October will go into the books as one of the driest on record.