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Red Sox Rolling Rally Forecast and Our Weekend Weather

Posted by David Epstein  November 2, 2013 09:05 AM

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A glorious day is on the way for Boston and much of southern New England as the weather gods appear to be smiling favorably on Red Sox nation. Today is the final day of late sunrises (post 7AM) for a while, but also the last day of sunsets before 5PM until early February.
Sunrise Saturday is a very late 7:19, but will be a much earlier 6:20 on Sunday morning.

Parade Forecast
The parade kicks off at 10AM Saturday and the weather will cooperate. That is going to be a great day with sunshine mixing with clouds and mild air still in place. How warm will it be Saturday? Temperatures are already in the middle and upper 50s. These levels will go up further and around noon should reach the lower 60s, certainly a great air mass for a parade in November.

Overnight a cold front will pass and usher in the coldest air of the fall. Temperatures are going to struggle out of the 40s tomorrow and clouds will be around, especially in the morning.

Eclipse
There is a very cool event that takes place Sunday morning and I will be up for it. However, I am concerned that clouds and even a few showers are going to spoil the show. More on this tonight. A partial eclipse will be visible at sunrise — about 6:30 a.m. local time — and last for about 45 minutes. Here in Boston southward to New York we will see the sun more than 50 percent covered by the moon. The best place to see it will be where you have a clear shot of the eastern horizon.

Sunday afternoon much colder air will filter in the region and temperatures will be some 30 degrees colder than Friday afternoon by the close of the day. This sets up a cold night Sunday night and a cold day on Monday. Most areas will fall back the 20s and even Boston could see a freeze. Monday is going to be the coldest day of the fall with highs only in the 40 and some hilly terrain remaining in the upper 30s much of the afternoon.

Gardening this week

For me fall is a time of year I tend to cook more. My cooking also changes somewhat as the garden is not producing as much and there are different things available in the stores. With the heat of summer gone, I can make more stews and sauces that need to cook longer without the fear of heating up the kitchen. This week, my video shows how to make an easy tomato sauce that is sure to impress.


I'll be updating the forecast for today and the "rolling rally" on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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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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