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Weather: In the Throes of Autumn

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Yesterday finally saw relief from the nasty, nearly stationary low pressure system which had parked itself just off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia. That low was responsible for the blustery, northerly winds, the snow, and the cold which seemed to accompany our loss of an hour of daylight last Sunday. With the low finally moving east further out over the ocean, our skies have relaxed as a building high pressure system resumes its reign. Today and tomorrow afternoon should be very pleasant, but alas, the typically rhythmic weather patterns of autumnal New England remain undisturbed: our next blast of cold and possibly even snow will arrive sometime Saturday night. Another low pressure system and its associated cold front will barrel over us Saturday night and be slow to leave Sunday evening. Similar to last weekend, the low will then become nearly stationary off the coast. Luckily, this low should halt further east than this past Sunday’s low did, meaning next week will begin a bit warmer than this week began. Experience shows that there probably aren’t too many beautiful fall days left in the season, so get out and enjoy them while you can!

Weekend Outlook

Today: Sunny and pleasant. Mild northerly breeze. High 60ºF (16ºC).

Tonight: Mostly clear. Winds dying down. Low of 47ºF (8ºC).

Saturday: Beginning partly cloudy and shifting to overcast. Pressure and temperatures drop. High of 59ºF (15ºC). Low of 38ºF (3ºC).

Sunday: Chilly and cloudy with rain likely. Slight chance of snow showers early. High of only 46ºF (8ºC). Low in the mid 30s (1 - 3ºC).

Monday and beyond: Clouds clearing and return to chilly autumn weather.