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New England Weekend Weather (and Beyond): Mostly Nice

After a cooler, cloudy and, at times, stormy past several days, the weekend is shaping up to be very nice for New England. This is good as we are down to the final five weekends of summer. Here's a look at what to expect:


The cold front responsible for the active weather today will cleat the region and continue to move eastward on Saturday. This, along with chilly upper air (freezing temperatures will fall to around 10,000 feet above sea level by Saturday afternoon), will lead to seasonably cool weather. At the surface, temperatures are looking to be in the upper 60s north to mid 70s south.

The day will be mainly dry for most. The area of low pressure responsible for the cold front will still be to New England's north. This will likely rotate clouds and scattered showers into New England. With the center of the system in Canada, showers will be more numerous the further north you go, with southern New England remaining dry, apart from a rogue sprinkle or two.


Sunday will be a quiet, nice and summery day. There should be much more sun than the past several days. Highs are looking to return to seasonable levels after being below average for the better part of this week. Highs will be in the 80s for nearly everyone, eastern Maine may get held in the 70s. Humidity will be increasing from Saturday, but will hardly be noticeable.


A cold front is looking to drop into the region through Monday. This front does not have much moisture to work with, so showers and storms are looking to be weak and scattered around. The most shower activity with this front will be focused on northern areas. Most will reach the 80s once again, but the northern tier of New England will be limited to the low 70s thanks to the frontal passage.


Heading into next week, a large area of high pressure will set up over the central United States with a trough building in the northeast. This may lead to an Omega Block style pattern. This will very likely lead to cool conditions, with below average temperatures dominating next week (starting around mid-week).

Right now, it looks like New England will be caught in between the ridge in the center of the country and a trough over eastern Canada. This means that while temperatures are looking below average, they are not looking to be well below average. It looks like 70s will dominate during this pattern.

A surface high pressure will build into the region for the middle of the week, leading to dry and generally quiet weather. In the exact setup we'll be in, spot showers can't be ruled out with the trough centered to New England's east.

New England between ridge in the central US and trough in eastern Canada. This will lead to a lot of highs in the 70s, with 60s in northern Maine. You can also see the high pressure building to New England's south:

This cooler pattern is looking to prevail through the end of August, with very little indications of summer heat building into the region as we head into meteorological fall. We'll also be watching a potential system to come through the area late next week, possibly Thursday night into Friday.



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