A shot of chilly air straight from Canada should drop the temperature at TF Green Airport below 35 degrees for the first time in the past six months. The last time it was below 35 was on April 13, when it hit 34. It hasn’t been below 32 degrees since April 1. There is a decent chance of a hard freeze outside of the cities and away from the coast tonight. If the wind dies down, there may be some frost in the areas those don’t quite make it to below 32 degrees. As a result, the growing/mosquito season may end early Saturday morning for a good chunk of Southern New England.
For many, hearing the heat click on for the first time is a depressing sound, but this is not going to be a long-lived cold shot. It will be rather cool on Saturday, with sunny skies and highs in the low 50s, but an approaching warm front will bring some clouds, and possibly rain showers by late Saturday night. Lows will be in the 40s, with the temperature rising by dawn Sunday. The shower threat continues Sunday morning. The best chance of seeing rain is away from the coast, but there could be some showers hanging around for the Amica Marathon in Newport.
Nice warm-up Sunday-Monday
Sunday afternoon will be mostly cloudy, but a southwesterly wind should help to get the temperature into the 60s. IF we break into some sunshine, the high will be in the mid to upper 60s, otherwise, look for 60-65. Sunday night looks unseasonably mild. We have a very good shot at seeing 70 degrees on Monday, with partly cloudy skies and a 10-25 mph southwesterly wind. Inland locations could reach 75 with enough sunshine.
Some showers are possible Monday night into Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon through Friday morning look dry and seasonable. Another storm may bring some rain later Friday into next weekend.
— Appalachian Mtn Club (@AppMtnClub) October 12, 2012
The ski resorts were very excited about today’s cold shot. There is a beautiful blend of near peak fall foliage and fresh snow in some of the Northern New England mountains.