Forecast Update: Sandy side-effects continue

Sandy continues to be bothersome for the entire Northeast as the huge circulation of the weakening storm proved capable of delivering some heavy showers and thunderstorms to New England Tuesday evening. The storm shouldn’t pack that same punch on Wednesday, and, in all likelihood, Rhode Island and Massachusetts should not see more than a few passing showers – primarily in the morning. It will be cooler than Tuesday, with highs in the mid 50s. There will be a southerly breeze around 5-15 mph, and mostly cloudy skies. The weather for trick or treating looks decent, with most of the area remaining dry.

Quiet, cool weather is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. There will still be some lingering clouds, but, that’s something we’ll have to get used to because November is the cloudiest month of the year in Southern New England. Highs will be in the 50s, lows will be in the 40s. A cold front will move through Friday night, and the start of the weekend looks dry, brisk, and chilly. Highs will struggle to get to 50 on Saturday, and it will feel cooler because of a fresh northwesterly breeze. Sunday will be dry and cool, with a high near 50. The low temperature over the weekend should be in the 30s.

Looking ahead to early next week and Election Day, a bundle of energy in the jet stream will be moving through the Great Lakes. Right now, it looks like Monday will be dry with increasing clouds, and some chilly rain is possible on Tuesday if a storm develops close enough to the New England coast.

Fred Campagna

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

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