Dry & Pleasant Today, Showers Arrive Saturday

Todd Simcox

Updated 1 hour ago

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From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

High pressure sliding through the area will give us a decent fall day. We’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid-40s to low 50s this afternoon. More clouds will start to move in during the night tonight as low pressure approaches from the south. Temperatures will drop to the 30s to near 40° for nighttime lows.

 

Colder air will continue to filter into the region this weekend. We have two storm systems to contend with this weekend. The first storm is currently centered off the coast of the Carolinas and is forecast to move northward towards Nova Scotia. We’ll start the day dry with showers expected to develop mainly from late morning through the afternoon. Temperatures will be warm enough with highs expected to top off in the 40s so any precipitation that falls will fall as plain rain. Rain showers will likely mix with snow and sleet Saturday night as temperatures cool off.

 

The second storm will be stronger and will bring us more precipitation during the day Sunday into Sunday night. Low pressure developing off the Carolina coastline will rapidly strengthen as it heads northward towards New England Saturday night. At this point, there is still a lot of uncertainty with the storm in regards to the exact storm track which will play a role in the amount of precipitation we see and the type of precipitation. It looks like the storm will track towards south/central Nova Scotia. We’ll see precipitation with this storm move in during the day Sunday. Precipitation will fall as snow over northern and western areas, mixed rain, sleet and snow over the interior and mainly rain along the coast and Downeast. As the day progresses the storm will draw colder air southward across the state so the atmosphere is expected to cool down during the day which will cause any mix and/or rain to changeover to mix and snow even towards the coast during the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will be an issue with the storm as well. With strong high pressure to our west and strong low pressure offshore, we’ll have a tight pressure gradient over the state resulting in a gusty north/northwest wind with gusts to 40-50 MPH possible. As a result, scattered power outages will be a possibility Sunday. Make sure you stay tuned to future forecasts for changes that may occur as new data arrives.

 

Drier and brighter weather will return on Monday as high pressure builds into the area. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s. It will remain breezy as the storm continues to pull away from the area. We could see a few shower over northern areas on Tuesday as a cold front approaches otherwise we’ll see varying amount of clouds and sun with more seasonable temperatures in the mid-40s to around 50°.

 

 

Rest of Today: partly to mostly sunny and a bit cooler with highs between 44°-53°. Light and variable wind.

 

Tonight: partly cloudy start then increasing clouds late. Lows between 30°-40°. North/northeast wind around 10 MPH.

 

Saturday: mostly cloudy with showers developing mainly during the afternoon. Rain showers will mix with snow at night. Highs in the 40s. North/northeast wind 10-20 MPH.

 

Sunday: mostly cloudy and windy. Snow possible for northern and western areas, mixed precipitation over the interior and rain along the coast and Downeast. Highs between 33°-40°. Gusty north/northwest wind could gust to 40-50 MPH at times.

 

Monday: mostly sunny, breezy and cool. Highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

 

Tuesday: variably cloudy with a few showers possible up north. Highs in the mid-40s to around 50°.

 

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW

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