Pattern Picks Up Speed
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Although the weather has changed a little over the last few days, the weather pattern has not.
We still have a stubborn low pressure system across the Mid Atlantic - albeit feeble and disorganized - and a cloud-riddled high pressure system nosing in from the Maritime Provinces. We're lucky we've seen any sun in the past few days. And because our weather will still be controlled by those two weather systems into midweek, sun will be at a premium.
Thereafter, the stagnation washes out and weather systems will ripple through here at almost a breakneck pace:
As you might expect, the chances for wet weather will increase.
Now I know what you're thinking. Rain from Wed-Fri? Hang on. These are passing showers, and they favor the morning hours. Afternoons will clear up and the temperatures will recover - to above normal numbers. (Should be around 62)
But that's not how we roll in the long range. Colder air is showing signs of coming to New England. (You know we couldn't hold it off forever.) My long range maps are showing a chilly sting arriving by the early part of next week. We'll have to wait and see how deep it will be, but it could bring the first hard freeze of the season to the suburbs. Hint: your garden's days are numbered.