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A Dark and Damp Weekend

By Michael J. Ring

The local weather will be very fitting for the end of daylight-saving time as another rainy, chilly weekend is in the forecast.

A low pressure system currently off the Carolina coast will strengthen and move northward today, bringing an early-season nor’easter to the region on Saturday. While the low should pass far enough offshore that the bulk of the precipitation falls on George’s Bank, we will nonetheless have to contend with some rain and a raw wind off the ocean. Temperatures Saturday will struggle to get past 40 F (4 C), and the precipitation will end as snow away from the coast.

After the storm clears, however, more pleasant weather is on tap for next week. Monday and Tuesday should feature high temperatures near 60 F (16 C) — four degrees warmer than climatological means for Halloween and All Saints’ Day.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy and cool. High near 48 F (9 C).

Tonight: Cloudy with showers after midnight. Low near 36 F (2 C).

Saturday: Raw with periods of rain. High near 42 F (6 C). Low near 35 F (2 C).

Sunday: Clearing and milder. High near 55 F (13 C); low near 45 F (8 C).

Monday: Partly sunny and mild. High near 60 F (16 C); low near 45 F (8 C).