It was a fine last full weekend of summer in Southern New England. It felt a bit like early fall, but both Saturday and Sunday featured plenty of sunshine with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Clouds will increase early Monday morning as a cold front approaches from the west. The temperature will be in the low to mid 50s to start the workweek. Monday looks like a partly to mostly cloudy day with scattered rain showers. It will be somewhat cool, with highs in the mid to upper 60s. The showers threat diminishes by late in the afternoon as the cold front moves offshore.
The sky will clear Monday night, and rather cool weather will arrive by Tuesday morning. The temperature will fall into the 40s in many spots by early Tuesday. It will be in the low to mid 40s inland, and mid to upper 50s in the I-95 corridor. The coast of RI and SE MA may see the temperature stay in the low 50s. Tuesday looks like a bright, but cool day. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s under sunny skies. It will be 5-10° cooler than normal. Tuesday night will be the coolest of the week, with the temperature dropping into the 30s in the countryside, and 40s near the coast and in the cities.
It will warm into the upper 60s to low 70s after the chilly start on Wednesday. It should be another sunny to mostly sunny day. There will be a light sea breeze in the afternoon. Wednesday night will be cool, but not as chilly as Tuesday night. Lows will be in the 40s to low 50s early Thursday. Fine weather continues through the end of the workweek, with seasonable high temperatures in the low to mid 70s on Thursday and Friday. It will be partly to mostly sunny both days.
Looking ahead to next weekend, a system approaching from the west will bring the threat of showers for, at least, part of next weekend. This far in advance it is difficult to say whether the better chance of rain is Saturday or Sunday. At this point, it looks like the weekend will begin with dry weather, but the chance of showers increases by Saturday afternoon. The front looks like a slow-mover, so the shower threat may linger through Saturday night into Sunday. Fall arrives on Sunday at 5:44 pm.
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