After several warm days we’ll be getting a true taste of fall-like weather for the end of the week into the weekend. OK, I don’t think we’ll be setting any records, but we may want to get the fall/spring jacket ready for those morning commutes or getting the kids to the bus stop.
This morning it won’t be too cool just yet since the front will be right on top of the area to start the day, then move through by mid morning.
We will probably want to keep the umbrella handy as this boundary yields some showers. These showers will be prefrontal and anti-frontal in nature. So despite the front moving through this morning and drying out for the afternoon, showers will tend to lingering through the afternoon hours. Finally late tonight high pressure and its associated dry air will allow for some clearing.
Tomorrow will be a nice day if you don’t mind a cool start to the day and temperatures running below average (about 10 degrees below average). Now, personally, I don’t mind the change to this type of weather, but I know a few people who are not as excited about the overall shift in the seasons. It will be dry and there will be sunshine, though.
The weekend is looking great, again, if you don’t mind the chilly starts and cooler-than-average afternoons (Saturday a chillier start and cooler afternoon than Sunday). High pressure maintains control of the northeast. Now farther south the front that moves through here this morning stalls over the Carolinas, then a wave of low pressure develops along it as a short-wave trough moves through the Northeast. Some of the clouds could be drawn northward, especially high clouds. NAM sounding shows some mid-level cloud cover on Saturday into Sunday.