The beautiful weather of the past few weeks abruptly came to a halt on Friday as we dealt with a mainly cloudy day, scattered showers and cooler temperatures. It has been one fine ride with the weather through a good portion of September and a good opening act the first few days of October. Meanwhile, an early season snowstorm for portions of the eastern Rockies and upper Plains States and a tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico by the name of Karen may both be players in our weather next week.
A stationary front has set up just to the south of southern New England and was responsible for the deteriorating weather conditions on Friday. The front remains in place through most of the weekend with a weak low pressure system rippling along the front Saturday. This will keep the weekend mostly cloudy with scattered showers at times Saturday night through Sunday night. On the flip side it will be mostly dry during Saturday with a splash of sun possible in the afternoon.
The low pressure system that brings snow to areas out west moves across the Great Lakes into Canada Sunday into Monday and with that the frontal boundary moves northward as a warm front bringing milder temperatures by Monday. The chance for showers increases Sunday and Monday with the possibility of locally heavy rain later Monday as a cold front approaches. There is a chance of some afternoon sun on Monday.
Tropical Storm Karen will move across the Southeastern States early in the week and is now expected to meander around the Carolinas into mid week. Whether any remnants of this system makes it this far north and enhances the rainfall associated with the approaching cold front is still in question and will be watched over the weekend to see how it may play out early next week.
High pressure should be knocking at the door by mid week.
Five day Outlook:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, periods of afternoon sun possible. Highs around 70 degrees. Light southeast winds.
Saturday night: Chance of a shower, otherwise mostly cloudy with patchy fog developing late. Lows in the mid 50s. Light and variable winds 5 mph or less.
Sunday and Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, increasing chance of showers. Areas of fog. Highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the upper 50s. Light southeast winds.
Monday and Monday night: Mostly cloudy, possibly becoming partly sunny during the afternoon. Periods of showers likely, especially at night. Warm, highs in the mid and upper 70s. Lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday and Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, followed by partly cloudy skies later in the day and overnight. Still a chance of scattered showers during the day. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Becoming cooler overnight with lows falling back into the 40s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and seasonable. Highs in the mid and upper 60s.