The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Matt Mackie and Kevin Appleby.
After a bright and chilly start to Friday across the Capital Region, high clouds associated with Hurricane Lee arrived a bit ahead of schedule. The high cloud blanket wasn’t that thick, but it was enough to keep most of us locked in the 60s for high temperatures.
The humidity remains low, but the aforementioned high clouds will keep temperatures for Saturday morning a bit higher than what they fell down to by Friday morning. A north wind will increase by tomorrow morning.
Hurricane Lee will make its closest pass to us early tomorrow morning. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for the Eastern New England coast, as well as inland portions of Eastern Maine.
That’s where wind gusts are expected to exceed 40, perhaps even 50 MPH at times Saturday. Closer to home, we’ll see gusts ranging from 25-35 MPH, with higher gusts expected for Western New England.
Lee’s proximity will keep skies mostly cloudy before some more breaks arrive later in the day. High temperatures will be in the 60s and lower 70s.
Sunday will be quiet, but an approaching cold front will lead to more clouds in the afternoon. Most of us will reach the 70s for high temperatures this time around, which is very close to average for this time of year.
That cold front will swing through on Monday, providing us the chance for a few rain showers. A washout is not in the cards by any means, with high temperatures a bit cooler than what we’ll see on Sunday.
Beyond this cold front, a very robust area of high pressure will control our weather pattern. This will lead to more sun than clouds from Tuesday through at least Thursday.
By the end of the upcoming work week, temperatures could make a run for 80, a warming trend that will continue into the extended forecast.