High clouds will be in and out through early tonight, but skies will stay mostly clear into early Friday morning. A southwest breeze will linger tonight as well, keeping the higher elevations a bit milder than the valley. Lows in the valley may fall back to around and slightly below freezing overnight and the hills should stay closer to 40 with a wind chill. Clouds will increase by sunup Friday and temperatures will begin to rise as southwesterly winds increase ahead of an approaching cold front.
A strong Arctic cold front will move through our area tomorrow, bringing patchy clouds through the morning and early afternoon. Most of the wet weather will stay to our north but a shower or sprinkle may fall across the Berkshires. We will be breezy to start Veterans Day with southwest winds ahead of the front gusting to 20mph. Winds shift northwest behind the front in the afternoon and gusts may reach 30-40 mph Friday evening. This wind shift will also usher in much colder air for Friday night and Saturday!
Our weekend begins cold with morning temps in the 20s Saturday and afternoon temps will only make it into the 40s. We stay breezy Saturday, which will keep wind chills in the 30s much of the day, but there will be a lot of sun. High pressure is in control for Sunday and Monday and temperatures will moderate quickly, with highs nearing 60 Monday. Our forecast becomes more uncertain Tuesday to Thursday as a possible coastal low could bring more clouds and scattered showers, along with cooler temperatures. This low may stay too far east, keeping wet weather offshore-so for now, stay tuned.
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