Forecast Update: Super Sunday, midweek rain

The weekend will end on a high note, with sunshine and temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 60s Sunday afternoon. It will feel a little like early fall, but I don’t think there will be much complaining. It should be a great day for any outdoor activities – from the strenuous to the leisurely. It also will be awesome weather for the Patriots home opener at Gillette.

Sunday night should be clear and cool. Once again, we’ll have the soothing sounds of the slow-chirping crickets. Did you know the crickets chirp is determined by the temperature. Because they’re cold blooded, crickets chirp faster in warm weather than cool weather. In fact, you can accurately tell what the temperature is by counting the cricket chirps and using a formula (Dolbear’s Law) created by Amos Dolbear in 1897.

T is the temperature. N is the number of cricket chirps per minute.

The temperature will fall into the mid 40s to low 50s by dawn on Monday. Monday afternoon should be nice, too, with highs in the low 70s under mostly sunny skies.

Midweek rain in the Northeast

There are some slight changes to the RI, MA, CT weather forecast for the middle of next week. Now, it looks like the best chance of steady rain isn’t until late Tuesday night and during the day Wednesday. The timing has been pushed back by 12-18 hours as the system will be approaching at a snail’s pace.

Tuesday will be breezy, muggy, and mild, with scattered showers – especially during the afternoon. There may not be enough rain to postpone games or practices Tuesday afternoon and evening. Highs should be in the low 70s.

A best case scenario has most of the rain coming through by midday Wednesday, possibly allowing for enough time for the fields to dry before Wednesday afternoon/evening sporting events. I’m not certain this will be the case, though, as the trend is for this system to move slower as it gets into New England.

Some computers models keep it close enough to continue bringing some showers on Thursday, but it may get just far enough offshore that we manage a dry end to the workweek.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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