Weather: Drier and Warmer Days Ahead (10/3 AM)

Hurricane Matthew

Good morning!

There’s one more misty, dreary day ahead of us before drier and warmer weather returns this week.

Monday is another very cloudy one with periodic light rain. Temperatures reach the low to mid 60s with a north wind at 5-10 mph. Throughout the morning, there may be areas of fog with a light mist or drizzle reducing visibility for the commute to work or school. Tonight, clouds begin to clear. Overnight, temperatures fall to near 50 degrees, and into the upper 40s.

On Tuesday, expect some morning clouds gradually becoming sunny by midday. High pressure builds in throughout the week, keeping us dry and sunny (and warm) right through Friday. High temperatures climb from near 70 on Tuesday to the mid 70s late in the week. At night, it’s mostly clear with valley fog and overnight low temperatures near 50 degrees.

The upcoming weekend brings a lot of uncertainty to the forecast. New Englanders need to keep a very close eye on what happens with Hurricane Matthew as it scoots up the Atlantic coast.

The two main long-range models treat this system very differently when it gets to our neck of the woods. One model wants to bring a cold front through late Friday night, diving from the northwest. While we would certaintly see some rain out of this front, it would steer Matthew away from us out to sea. The other main model, wants to send a surge of atmospheric moisture from Matthew our direction, meaning prolonged periods of heavy rainfall. We need the rain, but there is too much of a good thing! And we worry about not losing our foliage prematurely this time of year, too. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful Monday!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist

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