Fall’s Back

Wow.  What a day yesterday!!  Topping out in the low 80s for many under plenty of sunshine – it certainly felt like summer!  I think that may have been our final dance with the 80s for this year; as J.R. wrote in his blog last night that Boston has only hit 80°+ past Ocotober 19th four times (on record).  Hopefully you found a way to bottle it up – at least in memory – to recall on a snowy day this winter.


Actually, there’s even some snow on the way for NE ski resorts this weekend!  Upstate New York and Northern New England could pick up a few inches of snow!  You ready for that?

Cooler temps are in store for today.  Yesterday I brought back the Golf Fore!cast, but today it’s back to apple pickin’ as temperatures will be closer to seasonal averages.  Winds, albeit not all that strong, will be coming off of the cool ocean water.  An east or northeast wind component will keep temps cooler, especially along the coastline:  Highs will be between 60-67°, with warmest areas to the south.  Clouds move in this afternoon, and scattered showers will move in later this evening (8-9pm).

We do have rain in the forecast for overnight tonight through early Saturday.  I do think the wet weather holds off until later tonight, but you’ll want the rain gear/umbrella handy all throughout Friday.  It will be on-off scattered showers, heavy at times, throughout the day.  By Saturday we could pick up a widespread 0.5″-1.00″ of rain, but there could also be higher amounts between 2-3″.  That depends on whether we can tap into some tropical moisture.

While I did say the rain could linger into the first half of Saturday, I think the bigger headline for the weekend will be the wind (and chilly temps)!  We have some gorgeous fall color on the trees right now, and if the rain doesn’t shake the leaves loose then the wind will.  Gusts could be between 30-40mph and may even warrant a wind advisory from the NWS.  The Head of the Charles Regatta is this weekend, and you will certainly want to pack on the layers with highs only in the mid 50s for both Saturday and Sunday.

– Breezy