Weather: More Clouds, Briefly Cooler Friday (10/6 AM)

Friday October 6th

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Cooler weather with more clouds and a few showers all on tap for Friday. But don’t pack away that summer wardrobe just yet. We cruise towards 80° Sunday.

Friday, a weak disturbance moves in from the west bringing mostly cloudy skies and a few light showers. Many will have a rain free commute into work, but a few showers or sprinkles do pop up. This afternoon, southern Quebec into northern New York and Vermont can catch a few peeks of sun, while clouds remain more stubborn south. It starting to look more like October, and for today at least, feel more like it. Low to mid 60s. Light southwest wind. 

Tonight, it’s mostly to partly cloudy with a low around 50°. The upcoming weekend is pretty unsettled, but not a washout.

Saturday, a warm front will clip the region as it scoots north. Look for another pretty overcast day, though warmer with top temps in the low 70s. The front fires off a few showers, but most rain is very light and hit-or-miss again. South wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday, the cold front associated with the same low bringing us that warm front, sets its sights on the North Country. The sun will be out more on Sunday than Saturday, but with the frontal passage, expect a line of showers and strong gusty winds. A few rumbles of thunder are possible. Timing-wise, the front swings through New York during the morning, then scoots into Vermont and New Hampshire late morning through the afternoon. Southwest winds gust from 20-30 mph, pushing temps to record-breaking numbers, upper 70s to near 80°.

Early next week, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the remnants of Nate. Nate is now a Tropical Storm with sustained winds of 45 mph. It moves into the Gulf of Mexico after crossing over Cancun late tonight. With a favorable environment over the Gulf, it should strengthen into a hurricane and make landfall along the AL/MS/LA Gulf Coast late in the weekend. Then it moves towards Tennessee, weakening along the way, before getting picked up by the jet stream and turning northeast. As of this morning, most major models keep those soaking remnants south of us, over coastal New England. On the northern side, we may see a few showers late Monday into Tuesday. But there is plenty of wiggle room in that forecast track. A nudge to the north would spell a bigger wet period early in the week.

Have a great day and an even better weekend!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist

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