Weather: Some Seasonal StatisticsBy Nikki PrivÉ
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- High pressure building over New England today will keep skies clear, but temperatures will remain a bit chilly for the season with highs only in the mid 50s F. A fast-moving low pressure system will push through Canada tomorrow, trailing clouds and showers into the Boston area on Saturday afternoon. The system should clear out quickly, with drier conditions on Sunday and Monday.
Although October got off to a warm start, temperatures for the past week have been relatively cool -- the average high temperature for mid-October is in the low 60s F (17°C). With the rapidly shortening day length, the average high temperature in Boston drops quickly during October and November, falling one degree F every 2-3 days. The average daily snowfall becomes measurable the first week of November, but the earliest measurable snowfall occurred on Oct. 10, 1979. The latest first snowfall of the winter occurred on Dec. 16, 1973, with the earliest trace of snow on July 10, 1955!
Today: Sunny, high near 55°F (13°C).
Tonight: Clear and chilly, lows in the low 40s F (6°C).
Saturday: Cloudy with rain developing, windy, highs around 58°F (14°C). Rain tapering off after midnight, low near 40°F (5°C).
Sunday and Monday: Partly cloudy, highs in the mid 50°s (13°C), lows around 40°F (5°C).