Showers, howling wind on Friday

A vigorous storm system will move into New England Thursday night. The temperature will stay in the 60s with scattered showers throughout the night. South-southwesterly winds will increase to 15-35 mph by dawn Friday. The weather will get worse before it gets better on Friday. Showers are likely in the morning, and the wind will crank up to 25-35 mph with 50 mph gusts possible. A Wind Advisory is in effect for most of Southern New England. The leaf-stripping wind combined with rain showers may lead to a slow morning commute. Hang on tight to the steering wheel when crossing the bridges of Southern New England!

Scattered showers and howling winds will impact all of New England on Friday
Scattered showers and howling winds will impact all of New England on Friday

The rain will be showery into the afternoon. It will likely not be the soaking rain that would help to ease drought conditions which have developed in part of Southern New England over the past couple of months. The shower threat should end from west to east during the mid to late afternoon. It will be an unseasonably mild day with highs in the mid to upper 60s in spite of the clouds and showers.

The sky may partly clear Friday night as the front drifts offshore. The temperature will drop into the low 50s by dawn Saturday. Right now, Saturday looks like a pretty nice day, with clouds and some sunshine. It will still be quite mild, with highs well into the 60s. The weather looks pretty good for the Red Sox duck boat parade in Boston. Another cold front will move through Southern New England Saturday night. The second half of the weekend looks much cooler than the first half.

Passing showers are possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning as the colder air charges in on a fresh north-northwesterly breeze. The wind will not be as strong on Sunday as it will be on Friday, but it will be windy, with some 30+ mph gusts. The high temperature for the day may occur before dawn. The temperature during the day will be in the 40s, and it will feel colder because of the gusty wind. Skies will be partly cloudy Sunday afternoon and mainly clear Sunday night. It looks blustery and chilly at Gillette Stadium for the Patriots vs. Steelers gameDon’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Cold and quiet weather is in the forecast for early next week. The temperature will nosedive into the 20s to low 30s by dawn Monday. Even with sunshine, the high temperature on Monday will only be in the low to mid 40s. Tuesday looks a bit milder, with highs closer to 50. It will stay dry through the midweek, and it should continue to get warmer.

Fred Campagna

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

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