You might have noticed temperatures Thursday really did warm up quite a bit. Even early Friday morning, we found readings in the 50s and lower 60s. This is a good springboard for temperatures Friday afternoon getting into the upper 60s and lower 70s. A cold front is going to cross the area late Friday and overnight ushering in more seasonable air for the weekend. While I can’t rule out of shower Friday afternoon, generally it’ll be a dry day.
Saturday is the pick of the weekend
It’ll be chillier Saturday with temperatures only in the mid 50s, along with abundant sunshine. Winds are going to be quite light, but it will feel cool if you are in the shade. This will definitely be the best day of the weekend.
Sunday brings back showers
The problem Sunday is that same front passing Friday is going to turn around and move northward as a warm front. This will then bring back the clouds and a chance of showers. Sunday isn’t going to be a very wet day; nevertheless, with the clouds and the chance of showers, it won’t be as nice as the previous one. Temperatures will be in the mid to perhaps upper 50s.
Rain showers move into the area on Sunday and last into Monday.
An unsettled week ahead
All the details for next week’s weather have not been ironed out, but we are going to have several opportunities for shower activity on at least a few days. As a result of the damp pattern, I recommend cleaning up as many leaves as you can this weekend, because they will likely become wet during the upcoming week. I’m also expecting it to turn colder by the end of Wednesday, and you’ll likely hear the mention of some snow in the forecast across the higher elevations.
There is still color left on the trees
Technically this is the weekend foliage is peaking around Boston, but because of the recent rain and wind and the warmth in October, it’s just not a great season. That said, it still might be worth looking around the area. Grab the camera to snap some photos when you find some of those hidden gems. Some farms are still picking apples as well. Call ahead to be sure.
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