As a massive violent storm is crossing the middle of the nation, those of us in New England are getting off quite easy so far. The major gust front we had yesterday afternoon was not associated with the system which was spawning deadly tornadoes in blizzard conditions to our west.
What happened here was a cold front from Canada and today, our air coming from the north and east will bring much cooler temperatures. Where we topped 80 degrees yesterday, in many places we don't even reach 60 degrees today.
Just as quickly as the cooler air came in overnight and this morning, new warmer air is trying to come back, and that produces a layer of clouds and showers.
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So sunny skies have turned, or will be turning gray with a few showers, mostly light but perhaps briefly moderate.
Tonight remains mostly cloudy, and we likely get a game in at Fenway Park as it should be mostly dry with the temperature in the 40s overnight.
A piece of energy from that storm to our west break off and ride across the Canadian border of New England tonight with rain heavy at times, perhaps even some snow in for a northern Maine.
Tomorrow we are a divided region, west of the Connecticut River the sun may come out with a high temperature near 70 degrees, while from Boston and points north and east we should be mostly cloudy with showers and a high temperature in the 40s and 50s.
Remnants of some of the midwest thunderstorms will come across New England tomorrow night with showers and perhaps a thunderstorm, with temperatures rising into the 60s and 70s.
A much weakened cold front will push east of New England Tuesday morning with a mixture of sun and clouds, and many rain showers in the mountains, perhaps snow showers at the summits.
For southern New England temperatures will be near 70 degrees, while in the 60s and 50s north.
Wednesday and Thursday look fair and seasonable, high temperature in the 50s and 60s.
A new storm is going to form over the southeastern United States on Thursday advancing to the north bringing rain back to New England on Thursday night and Friday.
Though not a classic nor'easter, it will probably look and feel like one on Friday with the rain and wind and temperatures in the 50s.
The outlook for next weekend is slow drying and seasonable temperatures.