Tonight will bring more great sleeping weather. The mercury will dip solidly into the 50s tonight, offering ideal conditions for that deep slumber. As the wind turns more northeasterly, a few more clouds will start to move overhead. These clouds may also bring an isolated shower or sprinkle; however, most towns will have rain-free weather. under a clear to partly cloudy sky.
Showers possible Sunday
The forecast for Sunday is somewhat complicated. In contrast with Saturday, there will be more cloudiness at times. There will also be isolated showers rolling into the region from the northeast. The cause of this slight downturn to our weather will be due to the position of a broad area of high pressure centered from Maine into Nova Scotia. It will be situated such that a northeasterly to easterly flow will prevail across southern New England. This ocean flow will spread a layer of clouds into the state. Additionally, a weak upper level low near the coast of New England could stir up a few light rain showers and sprinkles. Most of these showers will be to the east of Connecticut, but we will have some of them cross the borders of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rest assured that most of the day will be dry, and we’ll likely see some partial sunshine break through the clouds at times. The cool northeasterly flow will limit highs to the 70s Sunday afternoon.
Watching tropical storm development
An area of low pressure that is currently centered near the coast of southeast Florida could develop into a tropical depression this weekend, and eventually it may develop into a tropical storm as it moves off the east coast of the United States next week. If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Dorian. All the major guidance models are forecasting the storm will move well offshore of New England later next week. For the time being, it appears we don’t have anything to worry about, but we’ll be watching the progress of the storm closely. This storm could create rough surf and large ocean swells along the New England Coast later next week.
Nice weather Monday
High pressure over New England will keep us dry on Monday. The ocean flow may produce some patchy cloud cover, but we expect a partly sunny day overall. Plus, temperatures will remain a little below normal with highs in the 70s.
Still pleasant Tuesday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Wednesday will be rain-free and the sky will remain partly sunny. Temperatures will slowly rise with time. We are forecasting highs in the upper 70s Tuesday, and highs near 80 by midweek.
The next chance for showers will probably come on Thursday. That is when the offshore storm (perhaps Dorian) will move east of New England, allowing a cold front to move into the region. The air should be warmer and a little more humid with highs 80-85.
Nice again Friday
High pressure will return to the Northeast on Friday. Therefore, we expect a partly to mostly sunny day with highs in the low to middle 80s. The humidity should be lower.
A shower Saturday
There may be a shower or thunderstorm Saturday as a weak upper level disturbance moves through the sky above. Partly sunny skies will otherwise come, as will warmer air and slightly higher humidity.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron
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