A gusty southerly wind will garner attention on Friday, before a cool weekend settles in across New England.
A warm front lifting through New England Friday morning will bring showers to parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, while most other spots enjoy a mixture of sun and clouds.
High temperatures will pop close to 70 degrees during the day behind that front courtesy of the gusty wind. It will even feel a touch humid.
Wind gusts will reach 40 to 50 mph across parts of Northern New England with 30 to 40 mph gusts in Southern New England.
A cold front will then arrive tonight, bringing another line of showers, downpours and even thunderstorms to Northern New England after dark.
As the front slides into Southern New England, it will lose some of its punch, but a few spotty showers are still likely during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday around Boston.
As the front continues to depart Saturday, clouds will give way to more sunshine. Winds will turn out the northwest and will still be gusty allowing cooler air to flow in. Temperatures may start near 70 in Southern New England, but will then drop into the 60s.
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Autumn officially begins at 9:54 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday brings partly cloudy skies and highs in the 60s.
Monday will be even cooler with a chilly morning and a cool afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s.
Temperatures recover back into the 60s and 70s during the middle of next week, but rain chances will also creep up at that point.
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