Posted by Pete Bouchard
The wind was on a mission today. It was blowing in a cold high pressure system. And while we crested near 60 today, we might not make it to 50 tomorrow.
But you don't have to wait until tomorrow to feel the sting of late fall. Temperatures tonight will be cold enough to freeze the remaining plants in your gardens solid. This will clean out the planting beds close to the city too. We might even have frost in the Back Bay or on the Common!
Now even with full sun tomorrow, our high temperatures won't be nearly as warm as they should be (normal high is 58). Thank the aforementioned high and his focus on New England. A little sea breeze will add to the chill too. Thankfully, we'll see a small recovery just in time for Wednesday. Nonetheless, it's not shorts and t-shirts at Fenway.
That high moves offshore later in the week, allowing a big dose of mild air to come in on a howling south wind. Highs will soar to the upper 60s on the heels of that wind AND this time, it comes with a big batch of rain...badly needed in this extended dry spell.
Unfortunately, some of that rain will sneak in on Halloween, so expect a damp, windy, semi-mild night for the trick-or-treaters.