Clouds moved into Cape Cod Wednesday evening, and they should have no trouble moving through the rest of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Thursday. Some drizzle and mist is possible in far Eastern MA on Thursday, and the rest of Southeastern New England will see cloudy or mostly cloudy skies. It will be cool again, with highs in the mid 40s. The clouds may break up late Thursday night as temperatures fall into the low to mid 30s. Friday should be brighter because high pressure will be moving from the Midwest into the Northeast. It should be a few degrees warmer with highs closer to 50 degrees.
Weekend looks dry and seasonable
A large area of high pressure will be over Quebec this weekend. The strong high will provide dry, cool weather to all of New England this weekend. The wind will be out of the northeast, and highs will range from the upper 40s to low 50s. Lows will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s. If skies are clear Saturday night, then you may want to check out the annual Leonid meteor shower which peaks on November 17. This year’s show is not expected to be spectacular, but there will still likely be about 10-20 meteors per hour. The weather is looking good for the big Patriots-Colts game late-Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. It should be dry, but clouds may be closing in, and the temperature will be in the 40s with a steady northeast breeze.
Watching an ocean storm next week
Two days ago, that headline would have been “Eyes on a Nor’easter next week”, but, as we get closer to the event, it looks like the storm may develop a little farther offshore and stay clear of the East Seaboard except for some gusty wind and showers at the edge of the storm. Keep in mind, there are still several days before the storm develops, and the blocking pattern in the jet stream that is expected to set up in the North Atlantic is conducive to East Coast storms. All along, we have been saying the most likely impacts are breezy to windy conditions and some large waves and minor coastal flooding due to a persistent east-northeast wind direction for several days prior to and during the storm. It is still unclear if the storm will be close enough to bring us some cold rain or wet snow, but the computer model trend for the past day or two keeps the storm offshore, sparing the Mid-Atlantic and most of New England any really nasty weather.