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Nearly Ideal Weather This Week With Some Showers Tuesday

A cool, but bright morning is underway across the region with temperatures in the 40s for many. There are some 30s on the map, however these are the exception not the rule. While there was a frost advisory issued for parts of far western Massachusetts, it appears to me that there isn’t much if any of this.

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Many of you need rain, and I’ve been beating the drums for rain for a while now. Although a tenth to two-tenths of an inch fell Saturday night, we need more. A cold front will cross the region tomorrow night and Tuesday morning and bring another shot of rain, but with similarly low amounts. After this chance of showers ends Tuesday the weather turns dry and pleasant for the foreseeable part of the forecast.

The weather for the next 7 days looks absolutely fantastic with most days having abundant sunshine. The exception is tomorrow as clouds and showers will start the day. There could be some clearing for the afternoon and evening. Highs tomorrow and the first part of the week will reach the upper 60s and on Wednesday we might see several 70F degree readings.

Later this week some cool air allows two cool mornings on Friday and Saturday similar to today. Lows then will be in the upper 30s in the coldest spot with widespread 40s elsewhere.

Some of you asked about taking out the window air conditioning units. I would say unless you have an extremely low tolerance for a bit of humidity you can take them out. This time of year with close to 12 hours of darkness and a low sun angle the nights will be cooler and your house won’t be nearly as warm during the day even if we get one warm day.

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Since the start of the month we have seen a dramatic change in our temperatures. Look at the preliminary monthly data from the National Weather Service below. I put a red line where we flipped from summer to fall. Notice the first part of the month saw temperatures above normal every day and since then we have been below normal.

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The average is still running above because that first week of warmth was so far above average. It will be interesting to see how the month ends up. I had predicted back in early August the monthly average for September would be above normal. Now that half the month is over, it’s going to be close.

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The Atlantic hurricane season continues to remain very quiet and although there is a hurricane in the middle of the ocean it poses no threat to land and there are no other systems looking like they might develop for now. You can follow more of my weather updates on Twitter @growingwisdom

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