Big changes are on the way to Southern New England. Temps in the 80s Wednesday morning will come crashing down with scattered showers likely in the afternoon and evening. The temperature will fall to the 50s by sunset in eastern Massachusetts and most of Rhode Island, and into the 50s this evening in Connecticut. The best chance of showers is between 3-9 pm.
A relatively cool breeze in ahead for Thursday as rain stays mainly west of Southern New England through the afternoon. The temperature will likely stay in the 50s with a lot of clouds. Showers arrive late Thursday and continue through the night. Damp weather may persist in eastern Massachusetts Friday morning, but it should be dry from Connecticut through Rhode Island.
The temperature will struggle to reach the 60s again on Friday. The best chance of getting to 60 degrees is in the I-91 corridor of CT. Skies will clear Friday night and the temperature will dip into the 40s overnight. A few towns may get into the mid-upper 30s, and patchy frost is possible. Saturday looks cool and dry – a great day for apple or pumpkin picking, and maybe some hot cider! Expect highs in the 50s with a diminishing breeze. The temperature dips to the 30s/40s again Saturday night.
Sunday afternoon will warm into the low-mid 60s under partly sunny skies. It will not be nearly as cool Sunday night as a southwest wind develops ahead of a storm system that will bring showers as soon as Monday afternoon. There is a good chance of rain between late Monday and early Wednesday. The details of the storm system are still questionable, but it looks like a decent chance of more than 0.5″ rain in Southern New England.
Dry weather likely returns late in the workweek and continues into the Columbus Day weekend. It will likely be seasonable with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s – great weather for mid-October!