Indian summer is winding down in New England. Highs will be near 70 on Thursday as clouds increase during the day. Spotty showers are possible Thursday night, and there is a better chance of rain from Friday into Friday night. A few showers may linger on Saturday with colder air arriving on a gusty northwest wind. The pattern looks mainly dry, but on the cool side through most of next week.
Friday will be breezy and muggy, with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Scattered showers are likely, and drizzle/mist is possible near the coast. The highest likelihood of steady rain in RI and SE MA is Friday evening. It does not look like it will be a big soaker with around a half-inch of rain likely in RI and SE MA between Friday and Saturday.
The storm will slowly move by on Saturday, and more showers are possible, especially in the afternoon when a gusty wind brings in cooler air. The temperature will fall from the 60s early in the day to the 40s by the evening. Northwest wind gusts over 30 mph are possible.
Sunday looks like a dry and blustery day, with 35-45 mph wind gusts possible as the storm intensifies in Eastern Canada. Expect partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 50s. The gusty winds may be enough to down some branches and cause isolated power outages. It’s also not great news for an extended foliage season in New England.
An Alberta Clipper may bring rain showers Sunday night or early Monday as it zips by. It will deliver a reinforcing shot of cool air for the midweek. Just one week after seeing highs in the 80s, the temperature will struggle to reach the low 50s in the middle of next week, even with partly sunny skies. Look for highs in the mid 50s Monday, and low 50s Tuesday and Wednesday.