An east wind off the chilly ocean will make today less mild than yesterday over most of the region, but still a very nice Easter Sunday for those celebrating it, and if you are, I wish you a happy one! High pressure in control will bring plenty of bright sun.
This high holds Monday, which is Patriots Day, or Marathon Monday, and with a more southerly flow it will warm up, especially inland. The wind will be light enough to allow some ocean breezes in coastal areas, and already an onshore flow along the South Coast with the southerly wind, so these areas again will be cooler.
A southwest flow arrives Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. Though more clouds are expected, and eventually a shower threat, we’ll see all areas except the South Coast at least in the 60s, with some lower 70s not out of the question.
The front that approaches Tuesday will be slow to move through and will allow low pressure to form on it, keeping Wednesday unsettled and cooler. This low will then intensify and move away slowly, so that Thursday will be a fair but gusty and cool day. The squeeze play will be on Friday between that and another approaching low from the west. Questions arise as to how quickly this low will firstly move in, secondly hang around, and thirdly get the heck out of here. So the later Friday / Saturday forecast is low confidence, and when I put up The Week Ahead post later, we’ll probably add Sunday to the low confidence mix.
Forecast for southeastern New England…
TODAY: Sunny. Highs upper 40s coast to upper 50s inland, 60 possible few far inland areas. Wind E 5-15 MPH.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows middle to upper 30s inland valleys, lower to middle 40s elsewhere. Wind light E to SE.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs 50s coast, 60s inland. Wind S 5-15 MPH, but coastal sea breezes.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers late. Lows around 50. Highs upper 50s South Coast, 60s to around 70 elsewhere.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 50s.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the 50s.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 30s. Highs around 60.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the 40s. Highs around 60.