Good morning! Happy Friday to you!
After a soggy Thursday and snow Thursday night on our tallest mountains, Friday is shaping up much drier and much quieter. Morning clouds will clear quickly over broader valleys, and a tad slower over higher terrain, yielding to ample sunshine through most of the day.
To pair with that bright, blue sky, we have a round of seasonable high temps this afternoon in the low to mid 50s. South breeze 5-15 mph. Tonight, under clear skies, the temp will plummet to between the low 40s and mid 30s. Saturday, this is your better bet out of the two weekend days for fun outdoor activities or any chores. It’s mostly sunny again and slightly milder, though still comfortably cool, low to mid 60s. Clouds start creeping in late on Saturday.
Sunday into Monday, the weather gets quite dicey. We have a ‘meteorological bomb’ on our hands, i.e., an area of low pressure that undergoes bombogenesis or explosive cyclogenesis. It’s a drop of at least 24mb in central pressure over a 24 hour span. This rapidly intensifying area of low pressure moves north from coastal New England and passes anywhere from central New York to western Maine. There have been several wobbles in the forecast track by weather models in the last couple of days, so nailing down that exact track is difficult to do as of Friday morning. This precise path will determine who across the Northeast sees the most rain and strongest wind gusts.
A good bet, however, is 1-3″ of rain widespread with a swath of 4-6″ somewhere in northern New England. Hammering down that forecast will come over the weekend, so keep logging on here for updates. This may prompt issues with flooding, considering how wet the last week has been. Strong wind gusts will too accompany the rain. Everything should simmer down in time for Halloween. Partly sunny Tuesday with a high in the low 50s.
Have a fabulous weekend!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist