The bottom line for the weekend: More unseasonably warm air, a chance of a shower, but some sun and humidity as well.
On Friday, we find crisp autumn air in place
High pressure is in control of our weather Friday with bright sunshine and pleasantly cool temperatures. Highs will range from the upper 50s at the coast to the mid 60s inland. Winds will be light, and, with the brilliant October sunshine, it will feel quite comfortable.
Saturday is cloudy with some rain south of Boston
A trough of low pressure is spoiling Saturday’s weather, especially south of Boston. Expect showers and even a period of heavier rainfall across Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts.
Clouds will hold tough over much of the rest of the area, with the best chance of sun over northwestern New England. The clouds do make for good photo opportunities for peeping leaves. Rain will be heaviest along the southeastern coast, and Saturday afternoon won’t be favorable for being outside in those areas.
Sunday will be very muggy and warm
Just like last weekend, Sunday will be warm and muggy. There will be more clouds than Saturday and also some windy conditions at times. This is the last weekend with sunsets in the 6 p.m. hour. Sunrise also will be moving into the 7 a.m hour next week and remain there until we set the clocks back in November.
Cooler weather arrives Monday
The cold front that will move through Sunday night will pass offshore Monday and allow cooler and drier air to filter in for much of next week. Highs will reach the 60s, which is seasonable. You can also expect low levels of humidity after Sunday; that is more what we expect this time of year.
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