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New England Weekend Weather and Beyond: Nice (mostly)

This weekend is shaping up to be a very nice mid-fall weekend overall. It will be (pretty much) dry with milder temperatures.


High Pressure will remain in control for New England this weekend. This will bring overall calm, quiet and milder weather to the region. With the high pressure to the south, it will allow temperatures to warm up compared to the beginning of this week, with highs in the mid 50s to low 60s for most. Some cloudiness may develop from a weak disturbance moving through aloft, although a vast majority will remain dry.

While this high pressure lays to New England's south, a low pressure system and its (weak) cold front will be moving to the north. This front will approach and eventually drop into northern New England Saturday. This will lead to more clouds, cooler weather and maybe a couple showers (and mountain snow showers) across the north. Most of the showers, however, are expected to remain in Canada. Highs across northern areas will be in the mid 40s to low 50s, closer to average.

Also, opening weekend for skiing will be available at Killington, the second ski area to officially kick off the season in the east (Ski Ward in Massachusetts opened one run at the last minute on October 22nd amid some high-tech snow making, but has not re-opened to the general public since).


Sunday will be a near repeat of Saturday. Another quick disturbance will move through the region aloft. This will once again bring some clouds to the region. A majority will see a dry day, but a couple quick showers can't be ruled out. Any showers would be quick and mainly confined to the morning.

Expected weather Sunday morning, showing some (not very impressive) shower chances:

Temperatures will be similar to Saturday with mid 50s to low 60s in southern and central New England and mid 40s to low 50s across the northern tier. Morning lows on Sunday will be milder than the past several days amid increased cloud cover, with temperatures mainly staying above freezing in northern areas and around 40 in southern areas.

Thanks to everyone's favorite biannual event, sunsets will be occurring at 4:30pm or earlier starting this upcoming week (sunset is officially 4:32pm on Sunday).


There will be a brief cool-down on Monday before a storm system approaches Monday night into Tuesday. This system will likely track to New England's north. With the system's northern passage, it should allow New England to get into the warm sector of the storm, allowing temperatures to climb once again into the 50s and 60s, leading to an all-rain event.

The bulk of the rain is currently expected to remain to New England's north, in Canada, but all of New England is looking at showers for Monday night through Tuesday. Some mixing will be possible in Maine before transitioning to rain showers. Overall, this is shaping up to be a low-impact storm.

After the storm, a cold front will likely get pushed through New England on Wednesday, cooling things off with another round of rain showers (and snow showers in areas) possible on Thursday as a system moves in from the Great Lakes.

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