Just before 6:30 this morning as the sun came up, our temperatures reached their lows for the morning. Today is a bright day with plenty of sunshine as high pressure takes hold. Showers yesterday were light and while the drought has lessened, though it’s still a factor.

Air flow this afternoon will turn to the west helping to boost temperatures almost exactly where they should be this time of year – in the upper 40s to perhaps around 50 in some southern areas.

On Friday a strong cold front will pass through the region and you will definitely notice the chill. The winds will also pick up as the front passes. I expect temperatures to peak in the late morning or early afternoon in advance of the front. As winds increase, temperatures will fall. There is a gale watch posted for the coastal waters.

Winds might even be strong enough to create some scattered power outages. If you are headed out Friday evening plan on winter clothes. Saturday is chilly, but not unusually so. I expect to see temperatures in the 40s during the afternoon along with a brisk, but not strong wind.

Chilly November air will be in place this weekend

Chilly November air will be in place this weekend Dave Epstein

We begin the warm-up on Sunday with temperatures back into the 50s. Not to be outdone, Monday’s predicted high temperature is in the upper 50s.

November continues to be a tranquil month. I don’t see any major cold or accumulating snow for the next couple of weeks. The only indication of a change in the weather comes sometime during or just after Thanksgiving weekend when colder and stormier weather may take hold. However, this is so far into the long range, I am not confident in this prediction.

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