Good while it lasted, eh? Highs in the mid 80s today? No records were set at Logan Airport, but this marks the second day in a row of record high temperatures atop Blue Hill.

Add to that the driest September on record at Blue Hill, and you get this:

(thanks to @firefly441)

Yeah, we need rain. Although a few widely scattered showers are in the forecast early this week, this isn’t going to make much of a difference. What we will see a marked drop in temperature – starting tomorrow.

Classic “back door cool front” swinging through tomorrow. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s premise is simple: you think you have it made with warm temperatures, when all of a sudden a chilly breeze turns in from the coast. The temperatures can (and will) plummet from the 70s back to the low 60s (or upper 50s by evening) within a matter of minutes (right at the waterfront) or a few hours (well inland).

Question becomes, do we see any rain from this front? Not likely tomorrow. Back door fronts are notoriously dry. However, as the front stalls offshore, some light showers will form and cling to it on Tuesday and Wednesday. With winds blowing from the northeast on both days, there’s a chance some of those showers will get caught up in the flow and pushed ashore. Granted, the best chance is across SE Massachusetts, there is a threat all throughout Southern New England.

Here’s hoping.

Pete

 

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