We’re enjoying a wonderful Friday as our winds have eased off and our skies remain mostly sunny. Temperatures in the afternoon, which reach the 40s, feel a lot more pleasant than our blustery and chilly Thursday. Outdoor plans are a go Friday evening, but bundle up because if you’re staying out, temperatures will turn nippy.
Clouds will begin to increase their coverage and widen across New England early Saturday, bringing showers before 9 a.m. west of Hartford, Conn. and into Pittsfield, Mass. Those showers will expand into eastern Massachusetts by midday and will bring embedded downpours across southern New England. Highs will rise to the upper 50s to near 60 with moist conditions. The rain and showers will have a break after sunset, while a second but brief round will produce lighter rain late evening. Skies will begin to clear rapidly on Saturday night as the cold front pushes through dropping temperatures and drying the atmosphere.
Sunday will feature a bright start to the day with increasing clouds late afternoon and cool temperatures. Highs on Sunday drop to the 40s and as the wind remains somewhat breezy we’ll have chills in the 30s one more time, similar to what we experienced Thursday. Monday brings another afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds, highs in the 40s and lighter wind.
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The stage will remain set up for our next frontal boundary pushing in milder air again and showers by Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds this time will likely gust below 40 mph. A more chilly weather pattern will fill in late week, dropping temperatures to the 30s on Friday afternoon, lows will dip into the 20s. With this colder air and with possible moisture by the end of the following weekend, we may have the chance for some snow in southern New England. Stay tuned, NBC10 Boston’s & NECN First Alert Team will keep you updated.