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Halloween forecast looks good

Posted by David Epstein  October 31, 2012 08:20 AM

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Sandy continued to influence our weather last night as more storms rolled through the area. New power outages, street flooding a vivid lightning pushed through from Cape Cod and into New Hampshire. In the Wareham, Massachusetts area the National Weather Service will investigate if a mircoburst went through that area last evening. Today starts out damp with clouds, some drizzle and even a few showers. During the afternoon skies will brighten and a peak or two of sunshine will break through. Temperatures continue to be comfortable for late October reaching back towards 64F this afternoon. The chance for showers decreases as the evening approaches and for the kids trick or treating weather will be very nice.

Much of the day will be dry, but a few showers will roll through from time to time. I think that the kids should be able to get their costumes on without needing warm clothes or rain coats. Temperatures will start at about 56F around 4:30 PM and fall to the lower 50s by 9PM. Considering the weather the week so far, tonight's weather is certainly more of a treat than a trick.

Friday and the weekend.

The rest of the week and weekend look dry and seasonable. Temperatures will be in the lower 50s on average during the day and 30s and lower 40s at night. I don't see any showers in the forecast for the first time in nearly a week. Daylight savings time ends Saturday night. You gain an hours sleep and the sun will set Sunday at 4:33. The good news is that the sun will rise an hour earlier Sunday morning after the latest sunset of the year.

Next week

There are some signs that our weather will turn colder next week with a cold rain and perhaps even some mountain snows. I am not looking for a major storm, but it will be November. After our hurricane Monday it's hard to remember we are on the cusp of winter and that snow can occur at any time from here on out.


Gardening this week
Some of you might be reading the blog for the first time. I have nearly all of my plants inside the house for the winter. Perhaps you had yours outside and moved them in recently. Did you prepare them properly? There are still several things you can do to keep them healthy. In this video I show you what I do to get my plants ready for winter.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this blog or any others. Please follow me on Twitter at @growingwisdom and check out my latest videos at GrowingWisdom.com

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David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently freelances for WGME in Portland, ME. In 2006, More »
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