October to Close Out Warm

An upper level ridge of high pressure is setting up shop over the eastern half of the United States and will remain in control of our weather through the end of the month. Beneath this upper level ridge, abnormally warm temperatures will over take the Eastern Seaboard, yielding a very mild final seven days of October.

Locally, we can expect daytime temperatures to reach or exceed 70F multiple times in the coming days. Over interior parts of Southern New England, it’s entirely possible that few towns close in on 80F.

You can see in the map above, which depicts the 6-10 day temperature outlook from forecasters at NOAA, that cooler air will be lurking to our west in a week’s time, so the abnormal warmth is likely to come to an end near or shortly after Halloween.

You can view the 6-10 day and 8-14 day temperature and precipitation outlooks utilizing the menu above.