Weekend Outlook: November 18-21, 2022

Dry and cold weather continues across the region right through the weekend.

For the most part, we’ll have weather more typical of early December for the weekend with high pressure building in and remaining in control. A weak cold front moves through late Saturday or early Sunday with little fanfare, but it will bring slightly colder weather in for Sunday and Monday. A wave of low pressure riding along that front may produce a few rain or snow showers across Cape Cod, but otherwise, we’ll remain dry for the next several days.

Sunday’s temperatures will be roughly 10 degrees below normal. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Thursday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 25-32.

Friday: Mostly sunny, a few clouds across Cape Cod. High 38-45.

Friday night: Clear skies. Low 22-29.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, partly sunny across the Cape. High 37-44.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, chance for a rain or snow shower across Cape Cod. Low 22-29.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy. High 33-40.

Sunday night: Clear skies. Low 19-26.

Monday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy. High 38-45.

Weekend Outlook: November 11-14, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is crossing Florida and the Dakotas are in the midst of a blizzard. Both of these systems will have an impact on our weather over the next few days.

High pressure continues to push offshore tonight resulting in mild weather continuing into Saturday. The system producing the blizzard in the Dakotas will head into southern Canada, but a strong cold front trails that storm and it will march eastward over the next couple of days. At the same time, what’s left of Nicole will head up the Appalachians, eventually becoming absorbed by the front. We’ll see clouds start to stream in ahead of these systems tonight, but any rainfall likely holds off until late Friday afternoon, resulting in a cloudy but mild Veteran’s Day, with temperatures approaching 70 in many locations. A period of steady and potentially heavy rain is likely Friday night into Saturday morning, but the heaviest of the rain should stay to our north and west. Given that this air is of tropical origins, some rumbles of thunder are possible. The rain will also be accompanied by some gusty winds. The front moves through around midday and the rain ends, with skies starting to clear out in the afternoon. It will be another warm day, with temperatures near or above 70 once again. Clouds hang around for Saturday night and a good portion of Sunday as an upper-level trough crosses the region. Could there be a stray shower or two early Sunday? It’s possible, but they’ll be few and far between. We’ll clear out later Sunday and into Monday as high pressure builds in with much cooler air. In fact, temperatures look to be below normal for a good chunk of next week. There’s even, dare we say it, the potential for a few flakes around here with a system toward mid-week. We’ll touch on that more in our Weekly Outlook early Monday.

Temperatures Sunday morning will be 20-25 degrees cooler than they were at the same time Saturday morning. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Increasing clouds. Low 47-54.

Friday: Becoming cloudy, showers developing late in the day. High 64-71.

Friday night: Windy with periods of rain, possibly heavy at times, some thunder is also possible. Low 57-64 during the evening, temperatures may rise a few degrees overnight.

Saturday: Rain tapers off and ends during the morning, some sunshine develops in the afternoon, breezy. High 66-73.

Saturday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, slight chance for a late-night shower. Low 41-48.

Sunday: Plenty of clouds with a shower possible in the morning, skies start to clear out during the afternoon, much cooler. High 49-56.

Sunday night: Clear and chilly. Low 29-36.

Monday: Plenty of sunshine, but quite cool. High 41-48.

Weekend Outlook: November 4-7, 2022

The calendar says November, but it sure won’t feel like it this weekend.

High pressure controls our weather right into Monday. Temperatures will be well above normal, with highs topping 70 in many locations for each of the next few afternoon. Friday will feature sunshine, but some clouds will start to move in on Saturday, and be more prevalent on Sunday as a weak front tries to approach from the west. That front likely never gets here, so we’ll clear out again on Monday. However, a backdoor cold front will drop southward later Monday. There won’t be much in the way of cloudcover with the front, but it will mark the end of our warm spell, with cooler weather slowly returning next week.

A few record highs are possible across the region on Sunday. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Clear to partly cloudy, a little patchy fog may develop in a few spots. Low 41-48.

Friday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 65-72.

Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 51-58.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 68-75.

Saturday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 59-66.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 69-76.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 57-64.

Monday: Becoming mostly sunny. High 70-77.

Weekend Outlook: October 28-31, 2022

An extended stretch of dry weather is coming up, but it probably won’t last through Halloween.

High pressure provides the region with dry weather into early Sunday. Some clouds will be around on Friday as an upper-level disturbance moves through, otherwise, we’ll generally have clear skies. Temperatures will be on the cool side through Friday night, but will start to moderate on Saturday as high pressure moves off to the east. Clouds start to stream in on Sunday ahead of a low pressure system moving up from the southwest. That system will bring in some showers for Monday afternoon and into Tuesday. For any local towns that still do trick-or-treating on Halloween itself, it’s look rather damp right now.

Saturday morning could be rather chilly in some locations. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Clear and cool, breezy through the evening. Low 34-41.

Friday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 51-58.

Friday night: Becoming mostly clear. Low 29-36.

Saturday: Plenty of sunshine. High 55-62.

Saturday night: Clear skies. Low 30-37.

Sunday: Sunshine during the morning, clouds start to increase during the afternoon. High 58-65.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy. Low 41-48.

Monday: Cloudy with showers likely, mainly during the afternoon and evening. High 61-68.

Weekend Outlook: October 14-17, 2022

We’ve got some unsettled weather to start and end the weekend, but in between, it should be rather nice.

The drought continues across the region, but we’ll put another big dent in it this weekend. Image provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center.

A cold front is approaching the region, and we’ll have some rain and gusty winds ahead of it tonight into Friday. Some of the heavy could be heavy, especially from central Massachusetts into southern New Hampshire, where flood watches are in effect. The rain tapers off to showers Friday morning, ending from west to east during the afternoon and evening. Skies clear out Friday night, then high pressure builds in for Saturday with sunshine and mild temperatures. Sunday also looks mild, but clouds will start to increase ahead of the next system moving toward the region. That system will bring in showers and cooler weather for Monday into Tuesday. In fact, much of next week is looking cool at this point.

Between tonight and Monday, we’re expecting quite a bit of rain around here. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Thursday night: Breezy with periods of rain, possibly heavy at times. Low 57-64.

Friday: Rain tapers off to showers, ending during the afternoon. Winds diminish in the morning. High 65-72.

Friday night: Any lingering showers end during the evening, then skies clear out. Low 44-51.

Saturday: Sunny and mild. High 62-69.

Saturday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 45-52.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 63-70.

Sunday night: Becoming cloudy. Low 43-50.

Monday: Scattered showers. High 56-63.

Weekend Outlook: October 7-10, 2022

We’ve got one more mild day coming up but fall weather really arrives.

We’ll have some clouds across the region tonight as a weak upper-level disturbance crosses the Northeast, but Friday is shaping up to be another fantastic early October day with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures, with many locations topping 70. However, a strong cold front will slice across the region late in the day. It will be accompanied by some clouds and possibly a few showers, but for the most part, it’ll have little fanfare. Behind it, you’ll notice a big difference. High pressure builds in for the weekend with sunshine for Saturday through Monday, but temperatures will be significantly cooler. Many locations may fail to top 60 on Saturday despite ample sun, and some frost is possible Saturday night as temperatures tumble into the 30s in some of the normally cooler locations. Temperatures will moderate a bit for Sunday and Monday, but will still be near or a little below normal for early October.

Saturday morning is looking quite chilly. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 50-57.

Friday: Becoming partly to mostly sunny, chance for a few late-day showers. High 69-76.

Friday night: Gradual clearing. Low 40-47.

Saturday: Sunny and cool. High 54-61.

Saturday night: Clear and chilly. Low 35-42.

Sunday: Plenty of sunshine. High 56-63.

Sunday night: Clear skies. Low 38-45.

Monday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 57-64.

Weekend Outlook: September 30-October 3, 2022

What’s left of Hurricane Ian will bring some rain into part of the region this weekend.

Ian may not get anywhere close to us, but the rain from the storm will. Image provided by Tomer Burg.

High pressure remains in control tonight and Friday with dry and cool conditions, but high clouds will be streaming northward, which will result in limited sunshine on Friday. By Saturday, what’s left of Ian will start to meander around across the Mid-Atlantic states, but some of the rain associated with it will move into southern New England. There are still questions as to how far north the rain will get, but for now at least, the best chance for rain looks to be south of Mass Pike. Most of the heavy rain should stay offshore to the south, but it could make it into the South Coast at times. Accompanying the rain will be gusty east to northeast winds, resulting in some rather cool temperatures as October begins. We may get a bit of a lull in the rain later Sunday into Monday as Ian’s remains drift around well to our southwest.

The models don’t agree on how much rain will fall and how far north it will get. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Thursday night: Increasing high clouds. Low 40-47, a little milder along the coast south of Boston.

Friday: Sunshine dimmed by thickening clouds. High 58-65.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy. Low 43-50.

Saturday: Cloudy with rain developing, mainly south of the Mass Pike. High 56-63.

Saturday night: Cloudy and becoming breezy with more showers, mainly south of the Mass Pike. Low 47-54.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, windy, and cool, chance for a few morning showers, mainly near the South Coast. High 53-60.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 40-47.

Monday: Partly sunny and breezy. High 55-62.

Weekend Outlook: September 23-26, 2022

Fall has begun and fall weather is arriving right on schedule.

Cooler weather is already filtering in behind the cold front that moves through earlier today, and gusty northwest winds on Friday will result in the coolest day across the region in the past several months. High pressure will bring plenty of sunshine, but temperatures may struggle to reach 60 across parts of the area. The high slides off to the east on Saturday, allowing temperatures to moderate a bit, but it will remain breezy. Sunday may start off with some sunshine, but clouds will quickly move in as the next system moves toward the area. Some showers are possible Sunday evening into Monday morning, but most of the daylight hours on Sunday should be dry. Most of Monday looks dry too, with the rain ending in the morning, then some sunshine may develop in the afternoon.

Saturday morning will feature wind chills in the 30s. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona will remain a powerful storm in the Atlantic. It’ll pass west of Bermuda tonight, then start to weaken and become extratropical as it heads northward toward eastern Nova Scotia. When it moves inland late Saturday or early Sunday, it will be an incredibly strong storm, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to most of eastern Canada. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for most of Atlantic Canada, and a High Wind Watch is in effect across eastern Maine. Around here, we may see some of the clouds on the western edge of the storm, but the bigger impact will be rough seas and large waves impacting the coast. A High Surf Advisory is in effect along the coast, with a Gale Warning for the coastal waters. Conditions should start to improve on Sunday as the storm moves into eastern Canada.

Forecast track for Hurricane Fiona. Image provided by the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

Thursday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 42-49.

Friday: Mostly sunny and windy. High 53-60.

Friday night: Clear skies, breezy. Low 40-47.

Saturday: Sunny and breezy. High 62-69.

Saturday night: Becoming partly cloudy. Low 42-49.

Sunday: Some morning sun, then becoming mostly cloudy, a few showers possible late in the day. High 65-72.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with some showers around. Low 53-60.

Monday: A few morning showers, then becoming partly sunny. High 67-74.

Weekend Outlook: September 16-19, 2022

It’s starting to feel like fall around here, but temperatures will warm up again, and some rain is on the way.

Friday morning will be on the chilly side when you walk out the door. Image provided by WeatherBell.

High pressure keeps the region dry and cool into Saturday before it finally pushes offshore. Some of the haze and smoke from the fires out West may drift across the region tonight and early Friday, which could result in a colorful sunrise Friday morning if you’re up that way. By Sunday, the high slides offshore, and we start to warmup, but clouds will also be moving in. Late Sunday and Monday is much more uncertain. A backdoor cold front is going to try and drop southward, but whether it actually gets here or not is something the models don’t agree on. Some showers may move in late Sunday ahead of the front, but they’ll be more likely on Monday as a wave of low pressure rides along that front. As for temperatures on Monday, they will be highly dependent on the location of the front. North of the front, temperatures may stay in the 60s, while south it will be in the 70s or even low 80s. For now, we’re leaning toward the warmer air being mainly south of the Mass Pike, with cooler conditions to the north, but this is obviously highly uncertain.

Some models keep parts of the region warm on Monday, some don’t. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Meanwhile in the tropics, Tropical Storm Fiona has formed. As of 2pm, Fiona was centered about 465 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving toward the west at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph. Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings have been issued for many of the islands in the northeastern Caribbean. The current forecast calls for some slow strengthening over the next few days, despite the presence of westerly wind shear. It is expected to track across the Leeward Islands late Friday, and pass very close to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Saturday into early Sunday. Beyond that, there are a number of scenarios, and depending on which model you believe, the storm could end up anywhere from the Gulf of Mexico to Bermuda to dissipated completely by this time next week.

Forecast track for Fiona based on the various members of several different model ensembles. Image provided by Tomer Burg.

Thursday night: Clear to partly cloudy, hazy at times. Low 44-51.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 69-76.

Friday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 45-52.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 68-75.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 56-63.

Sunday: Morning sun, increasing afternoon clouds, showers possible late in the day. High 77-84, but temperatures may drop quickly late in the day, especially from northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire northward.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers, mainly during the evening. Low 58-65.

Monday: Plenty of clouds, with showers possible. High 65-72 north of the Mass Pike, 73-80 south of the Mass Pike.

Weekend Outlook: September 9-12, 2022

We’ve got a fantastic late summer/early fall weekend coming up across the region.

The forecast for the next several days is actually fairly simple. High pressure will build into the region, and slowly drift eastward over the next several days. The result is sunshine each afternoon through Sunday, with temperatures gradually warming. Some of the smoke from the wildfires out West may reach our skies this weekend, resulting in hazy conditions at times. Some clouds will start to filter in on Sunday and Monday as the next low pressure system approaches the region. Some showers are possible on Monday, but it looks like most of the activity should hold off until Monday night or Tuesday.

Some of the models have rain move in on Monday, several others keep it dry. We’re leaning toward the drier ones for now. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

One other thing to keep in mind – Hurricane Earl will pass well south and east over the region over the next few days, but it will brush Bermuda. It will have one impact around here though – it will churn up some rough seas which will impact our coastal waters and beaches through the weekend. If you’re planning to head to the beach, there will be a high risk for rip currents, so use some caution. Offshore, small craft advisories are up for the coastal waters south and east of the Cape and Islands.

Forecast track for Hurricane Earl. Image provided by the National Hurricane Center.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low 51-58.

Friday: Early clouds, then becoming mostly sunny and hazy at times. High 74-81.

Friday night: Clear skies. Low 53-60.

Saturday: Hazy sunshine. High 79-86.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 58-65.

Sunday: Partly sunny, hazy. High 79-86.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 59-66.

Monday: Intervals of clouds and sun, chance for a shower. High 74-81.