Cool side of Sandy to end the week

It looks like the circulation from Hurricane Sandy will be giving Southern New England the cold shoulder for the rest of the week. The temperature will struggle to get above 55 degrees Thursday and Friday, and it will get even cooler this weekend into next week. As the storm’s center moves to the north, the wind will shift to the west then northwest, and that will keep the door open to the cool air through the first week of November. It will be a dry pattern through the weekend, but there is the chance of some weather action in the middle to early part of next week.

Thursday will be partly cloudy skies on Thursday. Highs will be between 52-56, with a southwesterly wind at 5-15 mph. Thursday night should be partly to mostly cloudy as another spoke of energy wraps around the huge circulation of Sandy’s ghost. Friday will be very similar with highs in the low to mid 50s. A cold front moves through Friday night, and the wind will shift to the northwest ushering cooler weather for the weekend.

Saturday looks blustery and cool, with a blend of clouds and sun. After starting the day in the 30s, the temperature will struggle to reach 50, and it will feel cooler because of the 10-25 mph breeze. Sunday will be dry, but rather cool, with highs again near 50 degrees. There is a chance that a storm will develop near the coast at some point next week. Right now, it looks like the best chance of this happening is Wednesday-Thursday, but it is something we’ll have to watch closely. One thing is for certain, it will be chilly. Highs will be in the 40s to low 50s on dry days, and if there is rain, the temperature may only be in the low to mid 40s.

In case you missed it, there was a microburst with up to 90 mph winds Tuesday evening in Wareham, MA during the severe thunderstorms that rolled through.

Fred Campagna

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

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