MONDAY: Clouds breaking for a little late sun; becoming softer. High: 72
MONDAY EVENING: Rather cloudy and mild; late developing areas of low cloud and fog. Low: 58
TUESDAY: Foggy start then clouds break for some afternoon sun. High: 72, Low: 58
An area of high pressure over Atlantic Canada combined with an area of low pressure off the coast of North Carolina has been locked in, causing an easterly wind offshore this weekend. This in turn resulted in abundant cloud cover with cooler and more seasonal temperatures, and Sunday was certainly no exception.
Our weather should become less gloomy as the new week approaches with some more sun returning for the afternoons as we work each day.
The high afternoon temperatures will react to this slowly rising sun in the 70s as we work all week. In the second half of the week, with a more southerly wind flow, we could talk about peaks returning to nearly 80 degrees in places.
Much of the week should also remain dry.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Our weekend coastal low should be far offshore as high pressure north over northern New England takes more control of our area. This setup means we should see dry conditions, however, clouds will still be a problem at least for the early mornings of the week.
The higher position will keep that pesky overland easterly wind established, which will give Columbus Day a rather cloudy start.
During the afternoon we should see more dry air pushing through the area thanks to the high pressure to the north, so this should allow the clouds to disperse a bit giving us some sunshine. before the end of the day.
With a little more sun expected Monday, afternoon highs should bounce back to 70s lows.
The easterly flow remains in place from Monday evening through Tuesday, so again we are likely seeing areas of low cloud filling in from Monday evening through Tuesday morning, with perhaps even areas of locally dense fog forming. developing during the hours leading up to dawn on Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon, expect a little more sun to burst as the afternoon highs hit the comfortable low 70s again. A weak front moving Tuesday evening could trigger a very isolated downpour, but for now it looks like the overwhelming majority of the area will remain dry.
FROM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY
Wednesday is expected to start like Monday and Tuesday with low cloud and areas of fog. This time, however, we expect a lot more sun to return in the afternoon as the high pressure builds up further south in the region and our wind flow becomes further southwest. Thanks to this setup, the afternoon highs are expected to get a bit warmer until the mid-1970s.
The high pressure is expected to remain in control over the region on Thursday and Friday, resulting in drier weather with a mixture of sun and cloud. The high temperatures on both days will continue to climb slowly to reach the upper 70s. Indeed Friday, it is not excluded that some spots reach 80 degrees. The humidity values will however remain at comfortable levels.
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