Fall Has Fallen Upon Us

There’s no doubt about it, last Wednesday was a throw-back to summer weather.  It’s hard to believe that just a few days ago it was into the low 80s for most of us, then we had an amazing deluge of rainfall on Friday night… but this weekend the very gusty winds of change have ushered fall back into the picture, and it looks as though it’s going to stick around this time.

Gusty wind has been the headline of the day, with the strongest gusts late last night and early this morning.  You’d think with a nickname like “Breezy” I’d be a fan of the wind, but it’s the one weather phenomenon I just never enjoy; especially when you get stuck in a wind-tunnel and it feels as though you’re going up the down escalator #notgoinganywhere #thestruggleisreal.  The good news is, the wind will continue to relax tonight – but the bad news is, I was able to “autograph” my extended forecast again this week as it will continue to be fairly “BREEZY” for the next couple of days.

Clouds move in overnight, and temps will bottom out in the low to mid 40s.  There’s a clipper-type system (though, no snow with this one) that will cruise through our area tomorrow morning and bring us some showers to start the work week.  It looks like the best shot at a wet morning commute will be along and south of the Mass Pike between 4a-8am.  We’re done with the showers by 9am, and then we’ll clear the clouds out too.  As far as rain totals go, areas north of the pike may miss out on measurable precip completely but areas along and south of the I-90 could pick up 00.25-0.50″.  We can’t rule out a rumble of thunder or a brief downpour with this one… so this has the potential to slow down the morning commute.  Monday afternoon will be mostly sunny, breezy and seasonable:  Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

While the middle of last week was well-above average, the middle of this week is anything but.  Mostly sunny skies are only there for moral-support on Tuesday and Wednesday as highs top out in the upper 40s.  I’m thinking “cat-on-a-windowsill day,” when it’s much more pleasant to stay INSIDE and look out than to actually go out.  

Meantime, talking about how chill the 40-degree temps will be, reminds me of this YouTube video:  ** disclaimer:  a bit of language… watch at your own discretion.  The idea is, it’s all about perspective.  It’s a little difficult to go from 81° last week to 48° this week, but it could always be worse.  Speaking of what’s “worse:” if you’re wondering about the upcoming winter outlook, check out Rob Eicher’s blog from this weekend.  Have a great week!  – Breezy