Weather review: Yesterday saw a myriad of weather conditions in the local area. After a sunny and cool start to the day we saw clouds increase through the afternoon hours, with a few scattered showers developing later in the afternoon into the evening. Temperatures topped out in the upper 50s to low 60s. Boston recorded an official high of 62 degrees. After a relatively calm morning the winds became active during the afternoon, gusting to over 25 mph at times. After the scattered showers moved offshore last evening a small bubble of high pressure moved over the area. This gave us clearing skies and allowed overnight temperatures to fall into the mid to upper 30s, with a few low 40s along the immediate coast. Morning lows have slowly recovered into the 40s during this morning, with a bright sunny start to the day.
Weather synopsis: Low pressure approaches later today and moves through New England overnight. Expect clouds to be on the increase today, with showers developing late. Showers will continue tonight and should end around midnight. Rainfall amounts should be one quarter inch or less, although a few could see a bit more. As this low moves into the Canadian Maritimes on Friday it will deepen and draw cool air down from Canada on strong westerly winds. This will give us a very chilly night on Friday night and unseasonably cool temperatures over the weekend. Freeze warnings could be posted for areas away from the coastline on Friday night. High pressure will ensure sunny skies for this weekend and into early next week. Yesterday we spoke about a weak low pressure system to our south on Sunday. It will move well south of New England and have no impacts on our local area. It appears we stay dry Friday into early next week, with a slight temperature moderation Monday and Tuesday.
THURSDAY: Increasing cloudiness, with skies becoming cloudy during the afternoon. Chance of showers by late afternoon. High temperature around 60 degrees. Winds becoming southeast 5 to 12 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers are likely, ending around midnight. Not so chilly, with lows in the mid to upper 40s. Winds backing to the west at 5 to 12 mph.
FRIDAY: Becoming mostly sunny and windy. Highs in the upper 50s. Winds increasing from the west at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph possible.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear skies and very chilly. Lows around 30 inland to 35 on the immediate coast. Winds west 10 to 20 mph.
SATURDAY through SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly sunny and breezy days. Cool, with highs in the low to mid 50s. Fair skies at night and chilly. Lows in the low to mid 30s.
MONDAY through TUESDAY: Continued fair skies, with sunny days. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Overnight lows in the upper 30s inland to mid 40s on the coast.