Today will feature a serious taste of fall as strong high pressure builds in from Canada. North-northeasterly breezes will continue on the eastern periphery of that high, especially this morning. Skies across the region are crystal clear as northwesterly winds aloft push smoke from the West Coast wildfires off into the Atlantic. Temps have recovered quite a bit from morning lows near freezing, but will only top out in the mid 50s north to mid 60s south. Another round of frosts and freezes is expected tonight.
Meanwhile about 1500 miles southeast of our region, Hurricane Teddy continues to move northwest as a strong category three hurricane. The storm is expected to hit Nova Scotia as an extremely powerful extratropical cyclone on Tuesday. Its impacts to our area look to come primarily in the form of large swells which will begin tomorrow and continue through Wednesday. The peak of the swell will be on Tuesday when near-shore breaking waves at exposed locations will exceed 10-15 feet. That’s very unusual for our area! Even more unusual is that this swell will come with an offshore wind so breakers will be clean instead of the jumbled surges of foam we see with a winter storm. Either way, it’ll be worth your while to find a spot to observe these waves from a safe distance.