A frosty cold morning greeted us Tuesday, with sunrise temperatures generally in the 20s across the forecast area. Temperatures rebounded nicely into the upper 40s for the afternoon and with light winds it was another pleasant day in a long string of pleasant days. Although it has been on the cool side lets remember it is the middle of November and the weather could be a whole lot worse. Our quiet weather of the past week will remain intact into Friday as high pressure slowly begins to slide eastward. A cold front will cross the area late Friday night or early Saturday and may bring a few showers along with it, with a change back to below normal temperatures the second half of this weekend.
Not much change in the weather on Wednesday as highs once again generally top out in the mid to upper 40s. There may be a few more clouds around as well, with the day averaging mostly cloudy. As pleasant as it has been it gets better as the temperatures will become milder Thanksgiving Day and Friday with afternoon highs reaching into the 50s. It is possible a few of you will nip 60 on Friday. That will signal the last days of this fine period of dry and cool weather, ending with two beautiful days of sunshine and above average temperatures. Great weather for holiday traveling, Thanksgiving Day high school football games and Black Friday shopping, if that’s your thing.
A cold front will approach from the west later Friday and as mentioned is expected to move through eastern Massachusetts very late Friday night or Saturday morning. A few showers are expected to break out as the front moves through and may continue for a few hours behind the front. This will be the first phase of what will slowly transition into a more unsettled weather pattern going into next week. But, first things first and that being much cooler air will drain into southern New England behind the cold front. Sunday will be a day of well below normal temperatures and windy conditions that will add to the cold chill in the air. The silver lining is that it should not hamper traveling home from your Thanksgiving destination as we stay storm free.
Five Day Forecast:
Wednesday: Plenty of clouds around, with a few breaks of sunshine. Cool, with high temperatures 45 to 50 degrees. Winds northeast 5 to 15 mph, with some higher gusts along the coast possible in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Generally a partly cloudy night and cool. Lows near 30 inland valleys to near 40 on the shore. Northeast to north winds under 10 mph.
Thanksgiving Day: Partly to mostly sunny and slightly milder. Highs 48 to 53. Winds northeast 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mainly clear skies. Lows 29 to 36, inland to coast. Winds near calm.
Friday: Mostly sunny and mild. Highs 53 to 58.
Friday night: Increasing clouds. Lows 34 to 40, inland to coast.
Saturday and Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers during the day. Turning cooler as highs reach 44 to 49 and may drop to near 40 by sunset. Overnight lows dip to 26 to 32, coldest inland.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and quite breezy. Much cooler, with highs 39 to 44.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 30.