Hard to imagine better weather for apple picking and pumpkin patch adventures.
The beautiful fall weather will continue this week, as Boston-area meteorologists predict a “pretty nice stretch” with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday looking ideal for outdoor activities.
The holiday on Monday should be quite similar to Sunday’s picturesque day full of sunshine and temps in the 60s.
“We’ll have mostly sunny, near perfect fall weather,” Bill Simpson, meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Boston office, told the Herald on Sunday. “It should be a pretty nice stretch with three nice days coming up.”
After the gorgeous holiday weekend wraps up, Tuesday is expected to be more of the same. It could be a bit warmer in the upper 60s with sunshine.
Then temps on Wednesday may even hit 70 degrees as some clouds move in.
The first chance of rain showers this week will be Thursday morning. Temps on Thursday could remain warm around 70.
A strong cold front will then bring the potential for strong winds and heavy downpours sometime late Thursday into early Friday. The stormy weather could possibly impact the Friday morning commute.
Behind the front, drier weather is expected later Friday into Saturday, along with a cooling trend.
It was quite the chilly start on Sunday with widespread frost. Many spots in southern New England bottomed out in the upper 20s and lower 30s.
Over the last few weeks, the drought situation in Massachusetts has gotten better, but the region is not out of the woods yet. More than 3% of the Bay State — all in the northeastern part of the state — remains in an extreme drought. Close to 40% of the state is facing a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Simpson said, “Things are improving, but we’re not there yet.”