Chilly weekend in New England

The circulation center of Hurricane Sandy finally left the United States today and drifted into Canada. The storm is still having a minor influence on our weather with a westerly then northwesterly wind bringing in some rather chilly weather for the first weekend of November. If you haven’t turned on the heat yet this season, you may well need to bite the bullet this weekend. There has been a lot of talk about the potential for a major Nor’easter for the Northeast in the middle of next week. While conditions are ripe for a storm, it certainly doesn’t look like an all-snow event in New England. Become a Right Weather Pro member and check out Fred Campagna’s video analysis of what to expect from next week’s storm.

Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy and cool, with highs only in the low 50s. The wind will shift to the northwest during the day Friday, and it will get even colder this weekend. The temperature will fall into the 30s Friday night, and the gusty northwest breeze will make it feel like the 20s. Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny, but breezy and chilly, with the temperature struggling to reach 50 degrees, and most likely not getting there in Worcester County and Northern RI. Don’t forget to set your clocks back before going to bed Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. We’ll get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night, but the Sunday sunset will be at 4:37 pm. Sunday will feel like an early-December day with lows in the 30s, and highs in the upper 40s or low 50s and a fresh northwesterly breeze. On the positive side, we should have a decent amount of sunshine.

The weather looks fairly quiet, and continued cool, early next week. The pattern is conducive to a storm to form along the Mid-Atlantic coast or just offshore in the middle of the week. Right now, the track looks favorable for a rain/wind event in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England. Of course, any foul weather is an unwelcome sight in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Millions are still without power in the Mid-Atlantic, and the thought of an intense storm spinning up along the coast must be harrowing for those along the coast who were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Check out the Providence recap for October, and a look ahead to the normals for November. We lose another hour of daylight, and, although the normal amount of snow isn’t very much, there have been some decent snowstorms in November.

Fred Campagna

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

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