We had a brief shot of chilly air during mid-week, as high pressure built southward from Canada into New England and forced a wedge of cold air into the region. In fact, the chilly air moving over the relatively warm ocean water combined with a bit of upper level energy on Wednesday to produce an abundance of ocean-induced cloud cover and some ocean effect rain showers. Temperatures struggled to get to the lower 60s and frequently dropped into the 50s as showers spilled over parts of the area.
Fortunately, if you aren’t in the mood for Autumn-weather, that shot of cool air is already on the way out of the area and a much warmer air mass is on the way for the next several days.
High pressure will slip south of the region today and Friday and set-up a return flow of air from the south and west and forcing yesterday’s chilly temperatures out of the region.
High temperatures today will reach the middle to upper 60s (still a touch below average for the date – 71F at Hyannis) but should pass 70F on Friday. We can anticipate plenty of sunshine and daytime highs well into the 70s Saturday, Sunday and Monday…with some spots likely touching or exceeding 80F Sunday and/or Monday afternoon.
The next shot for precipitation won’t come until Monday night or Tuesday as a cold front approaches the region.