Forecast discussion: A low pressure system over southeast New York will bring Boston some scattered showers and drizzle through Thursday evening, and into early Friday morning. Right now, Logan Airport has only received almost 0.40 inches of rainfall. Parts of New Bedford to the Cape will see some heavier rainfall and even a thunderstorm as heavier moisture passes through that part of Massachusetts.
It will not be until late Friday morning for the skies to begin clearing, allowing for some sunshine in the afternoon. Also, we will see some breezy winds by the afternoon, as the low pressure system moves into the Canadian Maritimes. But, high pressure ridging is trying to move into the area. With the pressure gradient tightening, this will cause the breezy conditions.
Eventually, the winds will begin to decrease slightly Friday night, and skies will begin to clear after midnight. However, this will help lower the temperatures quickly, as I am expecting lows to reach freezing. We will be cooler on Saturday, as cooler air over the Central U.S. begins to filter into New England. Some clouds ahead of a cold front will help keep our temperatures a little warmer Saturday night.
As we head into Sunday, a weak cold front will pass over Southern New England. However, it appears the front will be drier than previously predicted. We may see isolated showers during the morning hours. From there, we will remain mostly cloudy. Skies will slowly clear Sunday night, and we will see sunshine to start the school and work week on Monday.
It appears the high pressure system will continue to influence our weather as we head into Veteran’s Day. Also, south winds will help bring our temperatures up into the lower to middle 50’s. This will be a nice day for the kids on their day off from school. But, we will return to some wet weather by Wednesday.
A new cold front will bring some showers early Wednesday morning, with showers and light rain throughout the day. The cold front will be stalled to our west, but it will eventually pass to our east next Wednesday evening. However, this front will bring the coldest air we have seen in the fall season. Despite mostly sunny skies, our high temperatures will barely make it into the lower 40’s. By next Wednesday night, we could see temperatures go below freezing, especially west of Boston.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Light rain tapers to showers by 1 a.m. before tapering to drizzle at 5 a.m. We will see a low near 46 with patchy fog until the start of the morning commute.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny by 10 a.m. and breezy with a high of 51. Winds will come from the northwest at 18-22 mph with occasional gusts of 30-35 mph.
Friday night: Clearing skies after midnight, cold, and breezy with a low of 34. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 13-17 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds by the late afternoon. It will be cooler with a high of 47.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a possible shower by 3 a.m. and a low of 41.
Sunday: Overcast with possible showers during the morning hours. We will see a high of 51.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 39.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 51-54, lows 40-43.
Veteran’s Day: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the early evening. Highs 53-56, lows 41-44.
Wednesday: Overcast with showers by 5 a.m. before becoming light rain by the afternoon. Precipitation tapers to showers by 5 p.m. before all precipitation ends by 8 p.m. Highs 48-51, 33-36.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cooler than normal. Highs 41-44, lows 29-32.