The large ocean storm misses land today and moves to a position off the Nova Scotia coast by Tuesday night. Meanwhile, high pressure moves across the region and will be centered to our south Tuesday. A westerly flow develops as the high remains essentially stationary into Thursday, bringing much above normal temperatures through the end of the work week.
The early morning fog has lifted and we are left with another sunny and pleasant afternoon. High temperatures 68 to 73 degrees with a light and variable wind.
Tonight, expect another mainly clear night with some patchy fog redeveloping late. Cool, lows 42 to 48. Light west winds fall off to calm.
Tuesday will be another pleasant day, with high pressure firmly in place, as we open the book on October. Early morning patchy fog lifts, some spotty afternoon clouds, otherwise sunshine and mild as highs reach 75 degrees. It will not cool down as much overnight as temperatures fall to near 50 in the outlying areas to about 55 in greater Springfield. West winds about 10 mph, diminishing to less than 5 mph overnight.
It becomes almost summer like for Wednesday as temperatures climb to a range of 78 to 83. This will represent readings of 10 to 15 degrees above normal throughout the area and you will think it is late August instead of early October. We stay dry and skies remain mostly clear Wednesday and Wednesday night. Lows will dip back to 50 to 55 across the area overnight.
Thursday, some clouds begin to move across but there will still be plenty of sunshine as well. The same holds true for Friday. Highs will be a few degrees lower, however still running many degrees above normal with a range of 74 to 79 degrees. Overnight lows 48 to 53 under partly cloudy skies.
The next chance for rain will be sometime over the upcoming weekend but that is not a certainty at this point in time. A warm frontal boundary may approach Saturday and with it a few showers are possible. Temperatures will likely remain above normal into the weekend as well, but the tradeoff may be considerably more clouds.