Not Much Rain This Week...

October 5, 2020 // Article by: Brad Miller

After a quiet weekend here in the Northeast, the new work week kicked off with a few showers Monday morning.  For some folks, this may be the only rain they see over the next several days.  There are some showers and even a few storms in the forecast for New England on Wednesday, but we'll get back to that in a few minutes.  First, take a look at the normal highs and lows along the I-95 corridor for the first week of October.  

  Average High Average Low
Boston 65 50
Hartford 67 44
New York City 67 53
Philadelphia 70 52
Baltimore 70 49
Washington, DC 71 54


High temperatures are still rather comfortable, especially when you get some decent sunshine.  However, there is definitely a chill in the air at night as average lows are in the 40s to low 50s.  

OK, back to the forecast.  There isn't much wet weather to talk about this week, and outside of a few sprinkles on Tuesday, Wednesday will offer the best chance to see rain.  However, this will be mainly confined to New England and possibly as far south as New York City.  The rest of the Northeast will likely stay dry, but windy as a strong cold front sweeps towards the coast.  Here is a look at the simulated radar for 4 PM Wednesday.

Courtesy Tropical Tidbits

Rainfall amounts won't be all that impressive as any showers and storms will be moving fairly quickly.  However, a few of the storms Wednesday afternoon may become rather gusty and may even produce small hail, but again the greatest threat for this to occur will be from Hartford to Boston.

Beyond that, the end of the work week will be quiet, but on the chilly side.  Afternoon highs both Thursday and Friday will be about 10 - 15 degrees below normal as Canadian high pressure overspreads the Northeast.  Here is a look at forecast temperatures for 2 PM Thursday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Beyond that, it looks like we warm up into next weekend, but rain chances may increase as we head towards Sunday.  We'll have more on the weekend forecast in our next blog on Friday.