In the short-term our weather is pretty groovy. We started our morning a tad milder than yesterday. There was a lot of sunshine. High pressure is building in from the west.
The offshore low is still there off the coast of Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. We are still getting cool north/northwesterly winds in the region. In fact we had a few gusts up to 25mph near the shore earlier this morning. The breeze will be steady out of the north/northwest today. So that will keep temps a bit cool this afternoon. Especially near the shore. Highs will be in the mid 60s with a few 70s inland. The high pressure area will allow for fair skies today. By tonight the high will sit over us. Winds will die down. Temps, however, won’t cool down too much. Lows will drop to near 50 with 40s inland. By tomorrow some moisture will run up out of the south. At least in the upper levels. So clouds will build through the day. Some models bring in a few showers by the evening. Others just show clouds. I think a few sprinkles aren’t out of the question, but rain should hold off. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s tomorrow depending on how fast the clouds build in.
By Thursday an area of low pressure will come up out of the south. It will be weak at first. In fact the rain along it looks to be more scattered in our region on Thursday compared to yesterday’s forecast. Still there is a chance for some rain.
The breeze will pick up a bit out of the northeast ahead of the system. By Thursday night the low will nudge offshore. It will then move offshore and strengthen through Friday. The rain may be heavy for a while by Friday morning. I won’t go into rain totals just yet as it depends on the specific track. Just know that more than an inch is possible. As the low pushes away, the winds will increase behind it
Again, depending on the track, the winds may be out of the northeast for a while. Rain will taper off late Friday, but the wind will increase. Then we should dry out on Saturday as the system moves well offshore. There may be a bit of a breeze and some clouds still on Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend looks good. Sunday will see partly cloudy skies and warming temps.
So…temps. Today we’ll see highs in the mid 60s. Upper 60s tomorrow to near 70. Then temps will drop Thursday into Friday. We’ll see low 60s to near 60. If the winds are strong enough, then we may even see highs in the upper 50s on Friday. Saturday we’ll warm up to the upper 60s. Then we’ll see mid 70s both Sunday and Monday. I think almost everyone is looking forward to the warmer temperatures at this point. Crops too.
We are approaching full moon. So if the winds pick up, then we could see some nuisance or even minor tidal flooding by Friday. It’s still an early call for that. So check back with us.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler