Clouds will dominate the sky today as a low pressure center crosses through New England and drags a series of frontal zones across the area. While the brunt of this system’s moisture will pass to our north, we should see a few sprinkles and brief showers around the area as the day goes on – nothing too terrible, however.
Behind this low pressure center, another shot of cold air will drop south and eastward from Canada and build into the Northeast and New England. Temperatures both Wednesday and Thursday will struggle to get back to 50F and a busy northwest wind will persist through the period…adding a noticeable chill to the air.
Looking past the late-autumn-like air mass, weather eyes will be monitoring a potential coastal storm for the upcoming weekend. Computer guidance is in good agreement that low pressure will take shape along the Northern Gulf Coast late in the week and eventually ride northward up the Eastern Seaboard, bringing us a period of wind-driven rain just in time for the weekend.
While it’s still a bit early to dive too deeply into the details of the system, it’s looking likely that we’ll see some bouts of heavy rain along with a period of strong onshore wind. The timing, duration and strength of that east and northeast wind will determine the extent of any coastal flooding and beach erosion around the area. That said, at least some coastal issues are anticipated along the typical north and east facing shores of the Cape.