Mostly cloudy, much cooler today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature mostly cloudy skies as an easterly flow aloft and at the surface will bring in cool, moist air from the ocean. As a result, expect cool temps and cloudy skies with highs in the 50’s for most of Maine all the way up to low 70’s in western VT, MA, and CT. One exception to the mostly cloudy rule will be in NW VT where the moisture from the ocean may not make it in a large enough amount to cause as many clouds.

Tuesday morning forecast map 9-30

-Jack

Much cooler air arrives today

Hello everyone!

Today will be a day of great contrast when it comes to the weather as a cold front will be pushing south across the region. As a result, highs will range from the upper 40’s (post-front) in far northern Maine to low 80’s in parts of CT and MA (pre-front). This will be a dry fropa (frontal passage) and no precip is expected but a brief period of gusty winds reaching 20-25 mph is expected right after the front moves through.

Monday morning forecast map 9-29

Far eastern areas could see a peek of sun this morning pre-front and far western areas could see the front move out fast enough to allow for a sunny break as well. Not guaranteed but there is a possibility. Drizzle and fog can also be expected at times today pre-front.

-Jack

Turning on the heat today as coastal low moves offshore

Hello everyone!

Today will feature much warmer temps across the region as upper level high pressure moves in from the south. Expect highs in the 70’s for everyone except Cape Cod and possibly Midcoast Maine where a sea-breeze will keep things in the 60’s. Any residual showers across RI and SE MA should end in the next 2-3 hours and some breaks in the overcast are possible towards the afternoon.

Friday morning forecast map 9-26

-Jack

Coastal storm to affect SNE; high winds and heavy rain expected

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Today will feature a wide variation in terms of what type of weather you will see. The mountains of NNE will enjoy mostly sunny skies and temps in the 70’s while the coasts of SNE will see heavy rain, a stiff east wind, and temps struggling to make 60.

Expect a sharp cutoff between the heavy rain and no rain at all. I’m thinking this line will be a little south of the Mass Pike. Expect a scattered shower or two north of there. Most of the rest of us see a few clouds from the storm but even those will be limited by the strong high overhead.

Thursday morning forecast map 9-25

-Jack

Indian summer getting going across New England

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Today will feature warmer temps as we get into this year’s Indian Summer which is formally defined as a period of above-average┬átemperatures after the first frost/freeze. Most of Maine and New Hampshire as well as parts of Vermont and Massachusetts has met the criteria with last week’s cold spell. For RI and CT, it’s not formally an Indian Summer but it will feel like it after last week.

Temps today should rise into the 70’s across much of the region with coastal areas and northern Maine getting up into the 60’s. Sunny skies are expected for all today with the possible exception of the early morning hours when some patchy fog is possible. Also look for some high clouds down in coastal CT and RI as low pressure moves north.

Wednesday morning forecast map 9-24

Beyond today, a coastal storm is likely to affect SNE tomorrow with a soaking rain and some wind. Expect the rain to be centered south of I-90 but a few showers could straggle a little farther north.

-Jack

Cool and dry today

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Today will feature cool and dry conditions as high pressure settles in over the region. Expect mostly sunny skies with temps in the 60’s fr the most part. Gusty winds from yesterday should be mostly gone although one can still expect a light breeze which should weaken with time.

Tuesday morning forecast map 9-23

I’m watching the possibility for a coastal storm late week. The most likely scenario, as always, is out to sea but models have consistently been getting farther and farther north so it is something to watch.

-Jack

Cold front brings sprinkles in the morning and breezy conditions in the afternoon

Hello everyone!

Today will feature mostly cloudy skies across the region as a cold front works its way offshore and an upper level trough moves in behind it. Expect a sprinkle or shower east of Brunswick/Farmington and in the higher terrain. It is with great excitement that I tell you that wet snow could mix in at the highest elevations. This afternoon should feature more clouds with the chance for a sunny break as well as increasing westerly winds. Reminder: Fall officially arrives at 10:29 PM tonight.

Monday morning forecast map 9-22

 

-Jack