The bottom line for the holiday weekend: Monday, Columbus Day, is the only day of the next four with a high likelihood of showers.
On Friday, we find a cold front south of New England.
We are on the dry side of the front with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Look for temperatures still above average and low humidity. The same front that passed the region Thursday will head back north as a warm front this weekend. This ushers in more warmth and humidity. It will feel more like summer than fall, and you’ll be able to do some apple picking in a T-shirt. Certainly forgo any sweaters this weekend.
Saturday will be great for outdoor activities.
Saturday will feature a blend of clouds and sunshine. Look for highs well into the 70s and a slow increase in humidity. It won’t rain in most spots, but there could be a lone shower. Winds will be light, and the tides are high after noon.
Sunday will be very muggy and warm.
Sunday will be muggy and warm, but some showers will cross the area during the middle of the day, making for a wet few hours. If you are planning on being outside be aware of the rainfall possibility. The driest part of the day will be the second part of the afternoon. The showers may fall apart or just be a few sprinkles by the time this line reaches Cape Cod.
Columbus Day has a high chance of showers.
Monday is a day off for many, but not everyone. Look for a continued humid air mass and clouds. There will be showers and even the chance of some thunderstorms in the afternoon as the remnants of Nate move toward New England. We are on the cusp of an official drought and could really use the rain.