We’re in for some more stormy weather the next few days

Here's David Epstein's weekend weather forecast.

Fog rests across the Boston skyline while viewed from the East Boston Piers Park.
Fog rests across the Boston skyline while viewed from the East Boston Piers Park. –The Boston Globe

Tropical Storm Michael will make its closest pass to New England on Friday morning, and any of the rain and gusty winds that briefly cross Cape Cod and the islands will move out to sea. The ocean will remain rough for the next 24 hours as the storm continues to pull deeper into the Atlantic. 

Here’s your complete weather forecast for the second weekend of October.

Highs Friday will be in the 60s.

high temperatures friday
Highs Friday will be in the 60s. —David Epstein / NOAA data

Temperatures Friday will be seasonable, and you’ll notice clearing skies, especially for the afternoon. A lot of clouds and showers to the south will begin the day, but eventually, drier air will move east and push the moisture out to sea. This will bring clearing to the area, and I expect the winds to pick up. They’ll come from the west-northwest, bringing a chill along with them. 

It’ll be colder than normal Saturday.

high temperatures saturday
It will be colder than normal Saturday. —David Epstein / NOAA data

Saturday isn’t going to be a great day. Another weak weather system will bring more clouds and a few showers to the region. Temperatures are going to be unseasonably cool, with highs in the low 50s. The air will feel much different because the dew point will be lower, which gives that crisp feeling to the air.

Sunday will be sunny, though.

high temperatures sunday
Bright sunshine accompanies cool readings Sunday. —David Epstein / NOAA data

This is the brightest day of the weekend. Expect a lot of sunshine as well as light winds. Morning lows will be in the upper 30s and 40s, but afternoon readings will rise well into the 50s. This is a great day to start fall clean-up for those of you who have a lot of leaves down already.

More clouds and showers arrive Monday.

On Monday, another weather system approaches New England and brings back the clouds and showers. The day won’t be a washout, and there may be some morning sunshine, but do prepare for some showers throughout the day.

Late next week, it might become even colder, and there is a chance of the first widespread frost of the season in about a week.

cool temperatures next week
Colder than average temperatures will be prevalent much of next week. —Tropical Tidbits