Good morning! Happy Friday!
The first weekend of October will feel very Fall-like, with near average temperatures, cloudy skies and just a touch of light rain. Friday, clouds increase from south to north as that ridge of high pressure in southern Quebec begins to break down and a low near the Ohio River Valley meanders north. That low will tap into some moisture from the mid-Atlantic and provide sporadic weekend showers. High temps today reach the low to mid 60s with a light and variable wind. There will likely be at least some partial sunshine for Friday, especially across New York and Vermont's North Country.
Friday night, expect scattered, though light, showers across the southern Adirondacks and southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Temps fall to the low and mid 40s.
Although we need the rain heading into winter, leaf peepers won't want any big washouts! Heavy rain or strong wind can knock leaves off the trees prematurely. So here's the good news about any rain we see this weekend...showers should be light and spotty, and winds should remain under 10 mph or so, from the southeast. Foliage fans can take solace in that!
In fact, on Saturday and Sunday, with gray, cloudy skies overhead, those colors should really pop! There will be a few showers from time to time, especially on Sunday, but a lot of the weekend is dry and rainfall totals through Monday are on the order of just a few tenths of an inch. High temps both days reach the low 60s with overnight lows near 50 degrees.
Have a great weekend!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist
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