Unseasonably cool and mainly dry weather continues through the weekend. High pressure will be centered well to our south over the weekend as a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes on Saturday. The attendant low pressure system will track along southern Ontario and Quebec over the weekend, dragging the cold front through here very late on Saturday night.
Heading out early Saturday morning you will be greeted with temperatures in the upper 20s through the interior valleys to the low 30s elsewhere. Southwest winds strengthen ahead of the approaching cold front, perhaps gusting to near 30 mph this afternoon. Early sun will mix with clouds through the day with skies becoming mostly cloudy overnight. There is a slight chance of a passing sprinkle, however the moisture with this front will stay well north of us so not much, if any, precipitation is expected. We really could use the rain as it has been dry in these parts for most of the late summer through October. High temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Lows Saturday night will not be as cold, falling into the upper 30s for most, some low 40s along the coast.
On Sunday the front will move east of us and skies begin to clear. Some early clouds erode through the morning and it should be a partly sunny afternoon. The reinforcing cold air in the wake of the front may lower temperatures a few degrees, highs generally in the low 50s. It will be blustery once again as northwest winds gust to over 20 mph at times.
Sunday night through Tuesday, a large area of high pressure will control the Eastern Seaboard while another cold front drives through here late Monday night or early Tuesday. The front essentially will bring no threat for showers of rain or snow, essentially passing through with little fanfare. This means more chilly and dry weather for the area through Tuesday. Generally partly cloudy skies, highs again in the low or mid 50s for Monday and Tuesday, with overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.
Wednesday, high pressure remains in control. Partly cloudy and highs in the low 50s.
An area of disturbed weather to our southwest may begin to make inroads into southern New England later in the week. It could present a period of showers by late Thursday, which of course is Halloween, but that’s many days out and the computer models really do not have a good handle on what will happen at that time. On the flip side, temperatures could moderate slightly, actually getting back to normal readings for late October.