Across New England, it's phenomenal weather on Thursday, with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. The only imperfection is that there may be a few evening showers near the Canada border.
Due to a southwest breeze that's just enough to keep the air moving but not enough to add a chill, temperatures Thursday night into Friday morning will be a bit milder than the 30-degree conditions many of us woke up to early Thursday.
To our west, a storm dropping snow on Colorado will carry that accumulating snow all the way to North Texas, but will still be far enough away to keep any impact out of New England until Sunday.
Instead, an energetic disturbance zipping east from the Great Lakes to New England will deliver increasing clouds Friday and a few showers overnight on Friday night. The disturbance will exit in time for a dry and fair Saturday with quiet and cool conditions Saturday evening in the 40s for early trick-or-treaters.
The passage of Friday night’s disturbance will also deliver a shot of cooler air to New England for Saturday, meaning high temperatures will struggle to get to 60 degrees.
Saturday will still be be the pick of the weekend and the day to enjoy peak foliage color in the Boston Metro, Worcester, Providence and Hartford areas, while colors have passed peak for most of Central, Northern and Western New England.
Rain from the storm ejecting out of the nation’s midsection arrives Sunday and lasts much of the day, meaning the Patriots game at Gillette Stadium late Sunday will likely be wet. However, just how wet it will be depends on the timing of the heaviest elements of rain Sunday and it’s still too early to nail that down with specificity.
Either way, drier air arrives by Monday for early next week before the next storm brings a mounting chance of rain for midweek, likely including Halloween and quite possibly impacting trick-or-treating Thursday night. A cool shot of air arrives for the end of our exclusive First Alert 10-Day Forecast.