Sunday October 31 2021 Forecast (8:18AM)

DAYS 1-5 (OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 4)

Halloween Weather: Low pressure departs, any wet weather ends early, and we end up with a mild but breezy day featuring a cloud/sun mix, and a pleasant trick-or-treat evening with temperatures coming off highs in the 60s to fall into the 50s, which is definitely not too bad for the end of October. The first several days of November will feature a cooling trend. It’ll still be fairly mild Monday but we trend downward from there through midweek. Still looking at a rain shower threat later Tuesday from a cold front, and the jury is out on whether or not we get that brief precipitation threat on Thursday. The guidance has trended away from it for now, but I’ve seen it do this only to have it return. So for now I’ll leave that part of the forecast as is. One thing we do know is that it we’ll have our coolest air mass so far this autumn in place by then.

TODAY: Lots of clouds and a couple lingering rain showers around early, then a sun/cloud mix with brief passing rain showers possible late-day. Highs 60-67. Wind SW 5-15 MPH, gusting around 20 MPH.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Evening temps (trick-or-treat time) falling into 50s. Lows 43-50. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 54-61. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 38-45. Wind WNW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 52-59. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 41-48. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 48-55. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 28-35. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

THURSDAY: Clouding up. A chance of rain (possible inland or higher elevation mix briefly). Highs 46-53. Wind N up to 10 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (NOVEMBER 5-9)

There are now significant differences in medium range guidance. They range from developing a coastal storm and bringing it up into this region on the November 6-7 weekend to keeping a storm system far south of the region. At this time I’m leaning toward the drier scenario for most of if not all of this period with temperatures averaging below normal. But the dry part of this forecast is not high confidence.

DAYS 11-15 (NOVEMBER 10-14)

We transition toward a milder pattern with a couple bouts of unsettled weather possible during this time frame.

Saturday October 30 2021 Forecast (10:28AM)

DAYS 1-5 (OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 3)

Today is “storm day” number two this week, but we’ll find it to be a much tamer event in comparison to the one we experienced previously. However, rain and some gusty wind will hamper cleanup and power restoration efforts especially in the areas that were hardest-hit. After this set-back, conditions will improve. The aspects of today’s event are still expected to be as described in the previous update: two main surges of rain, one that already went though leaving us with pockets of lighter rain and drizzle, and another surge to come during the afternoon and evening, this one containing areas of heavier rain and potential thunder as the low center cuts right across RI and eastern MA from south to north. Again a reminder to watch for slippery roads where leaves cover them, and blocked storm drains leading to road and parking lot flooding. Behind the departing low we will see a drying southwest wind, and other than the slight chance of a brief passing shower, Sunday is looking quite nice with a sun/cloud mix and mild air despite a breeze. Trick-or-treat weather Sunday evening looks a.o.k. with dry conditions, a light breeze, and temps sinking gradually into the 50s. Heading into the first part of next week, a pleasant first day of November Monday, and then a cold front moves through Tuesday aiding in the process of a cooling trend into midweek, with temperatures sitting a little below normal by Wednesday.

TODAY: Overcast with drizzle and periods of rain through midday then widespread rain showers and possible thunderstorms moving in from south to north during the afternoon. Highs 56-63. Wind E 5-15 MPH inland and 15-25 MPH coast, with gusts up to 40 MPH possible mainly coastal areas later in the day.

TONIGHT: Overcast with rain showers likely including the chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy with lingering rain showers possible overnight. Areas of fog. Lows 48-55. Wind variable 5-15 MPH becoming SW.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Slight chance of a brief passing rain shower. Highs 61-68. Wind SW 5-15 MPH, gusts around 20 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Evening temps (trick-or-treat time) falling into 50s. Lows 43-50. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 54-61. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 38-45. Wind WNW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 52-59. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 41-48. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 48-55. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (NOVEMBER 4-8)

Watch for a wave of low pressure to produce a period of rain (possible inland mix) November 4 into November 5. Upper low may produce a few rain and/or snow showers around the November 6-7 weekend but leaning away from a more organized storm system. Otherwise, mostly dry weather. Temperatures below normal.

DAYS 11-15 (NOVEMBER 9-13)

The transition to a milder pattern may be marked by a cloudier and more unsettled stretch as we head toward the middle of November. Obviously too soon for any attempt at details.

Friday October 29 2021 Forecast (7:37AM)

DAYS 1-5 (OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 2)

The full clearing of the sky in most of the region late yesterday into the early morning hours today allowed for the temperature to fall to as much as 5 to 10 degrees lower than my forecast low temperatures for this morning. This allowed for some frost to form in some areas that had not seen it yet. Normal cold spots outside of the urban areas even saw low temperatures go to near or slightly below freezing. A deck of stratus clouds has already moved back into east coastal MA and also stretches across southern RI at sunrise, and these areas are likely to see very limited if any sun today, keeping it rather chilly given the colder overnight low temperatures. Further inland there will be some sunshine to start, but some of the lower cloudiness from the east as well as an eventual increase in high to mid level cloudiness associated with approaching low pressure from the southwest will put an end to the sunshine there as we go through the day. The aforementioned low pressure area is the second of the two to impact the region this week. This was once the West Coast “bomb cyclone” you may have heard of on the news while we were dealing with our own powerful storm a few days ago. This system has already maxed out in intensity, and while it is a larger system in terms of areal coverage, it is a weaker system than the one we experienced earlier this week. The main low pressure area from this will move into the northern Appalachians and then redevelop south of New England, but instead of becoming intense and doing a loop like the last one, it will just move northward and across the region later Saturday before pulling off to the north of the region by Sunday. Rainfall will come in 2 main surges, one during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, and another that will wash out most of Saturday midday through evening, when pockets of heavy rain and even some embedded thunder may occur. Winds will not be too serious with this system, but gusts up to 40 MPH may occur mainly in RI and eastern MA coastal areas for several hours during its passage. This will slow down cleanup and recovery efforts from the previous storm, and may result in some additional damage to compromised trees. In addition, we’ll see some slippery leaf-covered roads and leaf-clogged storm drains, so a travel hazard will be present from this as well. The good news: A drying westerly air flow arrives in time for Sunday along with relatively mild air for the end of October. There is only the slightest chance of a passing rain shower during the day but expect a mainly dry day and a dry evening with temperatures falling into the 50s for trick-or-treat. We’ll be in a westerly to northwesterly air flow early next week with a slight cooling trend. Dry weather will be in control most of the time, but the rain shower chance goes up later Tuesday with the approach of a cold front.

TODAY: Coastal clouds. Inland sun followed by clouds. Highs 48-55, coolest eastern coastal areas. Wind NE 5-15 MPH.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy evening. Cloudy with rain arriving overnight. Temperatures steady 48-55. Wind SE 5-15 MPH, higher gusts near the South Coast.

SATURDAY: Cloudy. Rain likely, especially midday-afternoon including the chance of thunder. Areas of fog. Highs 56-63. Wind E 10-20 MPH, higher gusts especially in coastal areas where gusts up to 40 MPH are possible.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely, especially in the evening. Areas of fog. Lows 48-55. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Slight chance of a brief passing rain shower. Highs 61-68. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Evening temps (trick-or-treat time) falling into 50s. Lows 43-50. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 54-61. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 38-45. Wind WNW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Rain showers possible late-day or at night. Highs 52-59. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

DAYS 6-10 (NOVEMBER 3-7)

A lingering rain shower possible early November 3 as a cold front pulls offshore. A wave of low pressure may bring a period of rain November 4. Temperatures near to below normal midweek. Mostly dry weather and below normal temperatures later next week but an upper level low pressure area may produce a rain and/or snow shower by the November 6-7 weekend. A killing freeze is also possible by the end of next week.

DAYS 11-15 (NOVEMBER 8-12)

Fair and cool weather to start this period, then a rainfall threat by mid period marking a switch to milder weather by the end of the period. Details of this evolution are uncertain at this time.

Thursday October 28 2021 Forecast (7:32AM)

DAYS 1-5 (OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 1)

A high pressure area centered in Quebec will nose southward between departing low pressure off the coast to the east and another low approaching from the southwest. This will bring rain-free weather to us today and Friday, albeit with a fair amount of cloudiness due to moisture that is trapped in the lower atmosphere, a few thousand feet above the ground. There will be enough drying for at least some breaks of sun, however. So while it will be on the cool side with a north to northeast air flow, it won’t be all that bad. These conditions will be favorable for cleanup and power restoration efforts in the wake of the powerful storm we had. Speaking of storms, we do get a visit from that low approaching from the southwest as it moves across the Northeast Saturday, bringing us another rainy and breezy period of weather, but this time not nearly as severe as what we just saw. This low will be weaker and have a different track, more directly southwest-to-northeast, not allowing the same things to take place. This low will move right along and be out of here by Sunday, and aside from the slight chance of a passing rain shower as a trough swings through, Sunday will be quite a nice day with a sun/cloud mix and mild air. Sunday evening’s weather will be dry and slightly cooler but nice for trick-or-treat. The air flow turns a bit more northwesterly for Monday with fair, cooler weather.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Highs 51-58. Wind N 5-15 MPH.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 41-48. Wind NNE 5-15 MPH.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Highs 50-57. Wind NE 5-15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy evening. Cloudy with rain arriving overnight. Lows 48-55. Wind E 5-15 MPH, higher gusts near the South Coast.

SATURDAY: Overcast with periods of rain and areas of fog. Highs 56-63. Wind E 10-20 MPH, higher gusts especially in coastal areas.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Areas of fog. Lows 48-55. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Slight chance of a brief passing rain shower. Highs 61-68. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Evening temps (trick-or-treat time) falling into 50s. Lows 43-50. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 52-59. Wind WNW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

DAYS 6-10 (NOVEMBER 2-6)

A disturbance brings a brief rain chance sometime November 2 and a stronger one brings a rain chance November 4. Otherwise mainly dry and seasonable weather is expected on the other days based on current timing and expected progressive pattern.

DAYS 11-15 (NOVEMBER 7-11)

Leaning a little further away from the return to blocking, or we may see a much weaker version of it try to get going in an otherwise somewhat progressive pattern. If things time as I expect them to we’ll start and end this period with fair weather and have a disturbance mid period with a chance of briefly unsettled weather.

Wednesday October 27 2021 Forecast (7:44AM)

DAYS 1-5 (OCTOBER 27-31)

The wind battering has been pretty significant and as we expected would be a greater factor than the rainfall with the storm system impacting the region. The low center is done with its loop and will be pulling away to the southeast today, but improvement will be gradual with rainfall tapering off and eventually ending, and moderate to strong wind gusts only gradually diminishing. Additional travel issues and power outages can occur through the day with only the very gradual improvement in the weather expected. We get a break Thursday and Friday between systems as a little nose of high pressure from the north comes down from Canada, but the next low arrives later Friday night and gives us an unsettled, rainy/breezy Saturday. We won’t see conditions quite like we did with this one as this low will be further west and not as strong. It will lift out of the region on Sunday which looks like it will bring improving weather, but maybe a passing shower with a lingering trough in the region however. Although the outlook for Halloween is not that bad – on the mild side and generally dry.

TODAY: Overcast with periods of rain and drizzle gradually tapering off. Highs 48-55. Wind NE to N 10-20 MPH inland, 20-30 MPH coast, higher gusts, gradually diminishing.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 41-48. Wind N 5-15 MPH.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 51-58. Wind N 5-15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 52-59. Wind SE 5-15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Rain arriving late. Temperatures steady 52-59. Wind SE 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY: Cloudy with periods of rain. Highs 56-63. Wind SE to variable 10-20 MPH, higher gusts possible.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely. Areas of fog. Lows 48-55. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of a passing shower. Highs 61-68. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (NOVEMBER 1-5)

High pressure brings fair and seasonably cool weather for the first day of November. A couple waves of low pressure may bring brief rain chances around November 2 and 4 though timing and details remain uncertain.

DAYS 11-15 (NOVEMBER 6-10)

While I lean toward a drier pattern with variable temperatures, we may see another blocking situation evolve. Something to watch. Forecast remains low confidence.