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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

Our forecast is on track, with fairly tranquil but warmer weather on tap for the immediate future…

Sunny and comfortable sums up today, highs will be in the lower 70s in many towns; tomorrow we’ll be close to 80 with temperatures a couple degrees warmer on Thursday.  While there could be some showers Thursday morning, they’ll be light and isolated - many towns will remain dry.  Friday, there will also be a chance for a few showers. 

For the weekend, temps will still be running above average:  Saturday still appears to be dry, Sunday there could be some showers (but not a washout).

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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TODAY…

Today will be a lot like yesterday.  High pressure will be centered over New England and that means we’ll enjoy another sunny day.  The morning chill will quickly wear off and temperatures will peak in the range of 68-74 degrees.  It’ll be a quiet day with little in the way of wind, just a light sea breeze for coastal communities this afternoon.

WARMER BY MIDWEEK….

High pressure will settle to the south of New England tomorrow.  At the same time a cold front will move across the Great Lakes Region.  Between these 2 systems, a southwesterly flow of warmer air will develop across New England.  Temperatures will start out in the 40s tomorrow morning, but 80 degrees will be within reach by tomorrow afternoon!  It is going to feel more like late summer again, although the air will remain fairly dry.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY…

The cold front will move into Southern New England on Thursday, then it will stall.  A few isolated showers are possible Thursday morning and more showers could develop Thursday night and Friday morning.  However, the rain will be spotty and generally light since the front will be weak and it won’t have much moisture to work with.

Thursday will be warm with morning lows in the 50s to near 60 degrees and afternoon highs near 80, if not a little higher!  Overall, we can expect a mix of clouds and sunshine.  Friday should feature a blend of clouds and sunshine, and the air will be slightly cooler with highs in the mid to perhaps upper 70s.

THE WEEKEND…

For now, it looks like high pressure will be the dominant weather feature in New England on Saturday, although a southerly flow of warmer air will develop in the afternoon when the center of high pressure moves offshore.  Saturday should be partly sunny with morning lows in the 50s and afternoon highs in the 70s.

A warm and increasingly humid air mass will be in place on Sunday.  With enough sunshine, temperatures could reach 80 degrees as dew point temperatures rise into the 60s.  A few showers are possible Sunday, but most of the day should be dry.

COLUMBUS DAY…

A cold front will move into Southern New England on Monday and that means there will be a pretty good chance for showers and perhaps even a few thunderstorms.  We are forecasting a warm, muggy day with highs in the 70s and dew point readings well up in the 60s.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

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