Sunny skies and a southwest flow of air ahead of a cold front will push temperatures well into the 70s today – with afternoon highs in the 75 to 80F range across the Cape. Expect a good deal of sunshine (some passing clouds around this afternoon when there’s a slight risk for a shower as the aforementioned cold front passes through the region) throughout the day and a busy southwest breeze. August will close out summer-like.
As we flip the calendar to September, which is the meteorological start of Fall, the weather will likewise do a flip. The cold front poised to cross the region late today and tonight is being driven southward by an unseasonably chilly air mass…one that will give us a taste of October to end the work week.
Winds will flip to the north this evening and temperatures will fall back through the 50s as chilly Canadian air rushes into the region. Cold air will continue to pour into the region Friday, offsetting the sunshine and holding temperatures in the 60s. The combination of dry air, gusty north winds and temperatures a solid 5 to 10F below the average for the date will create a very Autumn-like look and feel to Friday.