We’re heading into a cooler pattern from the middle of this week into early next week, but with a largely quiet weather pattern continuing, in terms of storminess. A cold front is moving through as of this evening and any shower activity with it will be exiting via east coastal MA, RI, and Cape Cod, followed by some clearing. The front will be sitting offshore for a while on Wednesday, allowing a wave of low pressure to make a run at southeastern New England, so the clouds will return, along with a rain threat, for Wednesday afternoon. It appears most of the rain will occur along and southeast of the I-95 corridor, with the greatest chance being south of Boston and especially over Cape Cod and the Islands. If rain does make it to Boston, it should be out of the way by the time of the beginning of World Series Game 1 between the Red Sox and Cardinals. It will be a very chilly game though, as will Game 2 on Thursday, but that one being without any threat of precipitation. See below for more on the weather for these games.
Thursday and Friday will be days that feature chilly air, a gusty breeze, and some varying amounts of cloudiness, but also some sunshine, as a big area of low pressure spins over eastern Canada. A small area of high pressure will slide across New England by early Saturday, putting an end to the gusty wind. A disturbance may cross the region later Saturday into Sunday but it looks like more of a cloud producer than a precipitation producer at this time. This is a little weaker outlook for this system than in the previous update. It will reinforce some chilly air for early next week when it departs.
Forecast for southeastern New England…
TONIGHT: Any showers exit via southeastern MA and RI early. Decreasing cloudiness. Lows 35-40 except lower 40s Boston to Cape Cod. Wind W to NW 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Clouding over early. A period of rain possible in the I-95 belt in the afternoon with a period of rain more likely in RI and southeastern MA during this time. Highs 50-56. Wind variable mainly N 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lingering rain possible mainly Cape Cod early. Clearing later. Lows in the 30s. Wind NW 5-15 MPH gusting around 20 MPH.
WORLD SERIES GAME 1 FORECAST: Fenway park should have a temperature around 44 at first pitch and near 40 by the end of the game with a cloudy start followed by clearing later, and NW breeze 10 to 15 MPH with a few higher gusts.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs around 50. Wind NW 10-20 MPH and gusty.
WORLD SERIES GAME 2 FORECAST: Partly cloudy. Temperature starting out around 45 by falling to the upper 30s by the end of the game with a gusty NW breeze 10-20 MPH.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Low 36. High 51.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Low 29. High 53.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Low 38. High 55.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 36. High 51.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Low 39. High 52.