Tuesday Night started out with mostly cloudy skies, a busy northerly wind and temperatures in the 40s…chilly but not overly cold by late October standards.
However, skies eventually cleared overnight and winds abated as high pressure nosed in over the region. The combination of dry air, clear skies and quiet winds allowed temperatures to fall well down into the 30s after midnight, with some parts of the Cape dipping into the 20s near dawn (the only exception being those normally “milder” locations right along the water’s edge and especially out on the Outer Cape).
The result of the ideal radiational cooling conditions is a frosty, cold start to the day across much of the area.
That said, the area of high pressure responsible for the clear skies and light winds is slipping offshore today and a warmer southwest wind will take hold over the course of the day today. That warmer southwesterly breeze will combine with plenty of sunshine to make for a rather nice afternoon with temperatures recovering to the middle and perhaps upper 50s across the Cape.
The pleasant afternoon weather will lead into a nice evening for trick-or-treating as quiet conditions linger and temperatures remain on the milder side of things…with readings generally in the upper 40s and lower 50s.