Forecast Update: Dry stretch through the midweek

After some moderate to heavy showers move through Monday night, we’ll get to enjoy some nice dry, typical mid-October weather through the middle of the week in Southern New England. Tuesday will be partly sunny, breezy, and cooler than Monday. Highs will be in the low 60s. The wind will diminish Tuesday night, and it should be rather cool, with lows in the 30s to low 40s under clear skies.

Wednesday looks delightful, with mostly sunny skies, a west-southwest breeze, and highs in the low to mid 60s. It will not be quite as cool Wednesday night. Low temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s by dawn Thursday. Thursday should also be decent, with a stronger southerly breeze in the afternoon. It will be partly sunny. Highs inland will be in the mid to upper 60s. Near the coast, it will be in the low to mid 60s.

Weekend weather looking pretty good

The weather system that we’ve been expecting to bring rain sometime between Friday and Sunday morning now looks like it will bring the bulk of the rain before Saturday morning. Clouds will thicken Thursday night, and showers will develop on Friday. Based on the latest projections, most of the rain, which could be heavy at times, will move through from late-Friday afternoon until about 8 am Saturday. That weather system will likely move to our north, and the weekend will turn out to be a nice one. Highs should reach the 60s both Saturday and Sunday under partly to mostly sunny skies.

The amount of daylight is quickly shrinking at this time of the year. By Thursday, the sunrise will be after 7 am, and the sunset will be before 6 pm. Of course, 11 hours of daylight is still a lot more than the 9 hours 9 minutes we’ll have at the start of winter.

Fred Campagna

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

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