An unsettled weather pattern this week will likely be followed by an extended stretch of mainly dry weather from this weekend through most or all of next workweek. There is a slight chance of a cool shot late in the weekend, but that will likely stay north of Southeastern New England, and the temperature will be at or above normal next week. There is a decent chance that the month will end without the temperature getting below 34° at TF Green Airport. That has not happened in October since 2010.
Looking ahead to early November, we will have to keep an eye on any action developing along the Eastern Seaboard. Fast-developing coastal systems are not uncommon in mid-fall with warm water off the coast. Regardless of whether a sizable storm develops, it looks like the jet stream will be active in bringing low pressure systems from west to east across the US. It will likely not be as dry in the first week of November as it looks like it will be next week.