Halloween evening will bring gusty winds sure to make doors creak and a chance of showers that could chill the bones of those brave enough to venture out. But nighttime conditions shouldn’t be too scary, and temperatures will be in the upper 50s.
Unseasonably mild conditions will arrive with strong winds Friday, but colder conditions will return for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
A high wind watch is in effect beginning late tonight through Friday, and forecasters warn gusts could reach 60 miles per hour.
“It will be warm tonight, in the upper 50s, and showers will be in the area,” said William Babcock, weather service meteorologist. “The chance for the most showers will be after midnight.”
The most intense winds of this watch should occur early Friday, with south to southwest gusts that could down trees and bring power outages to the region, Babcock said.
Showers will begin in the morning and last until around 1 p.m. Temperatures will climb into the low 70s, and the day will be mostly cloudy, according to the weather service.
After the first round of winds abates, a second round will lash the state during the afternoon, with winds shifting to the west to southwest and again gusting up to 50 miles per hour. Clouds will continue overnight and temperatures will fall into the low 50s.
The weekend will see scattered showers, but rain will also pop up. Saturday will be mostly sunny, and temperatures will reach into the middle-60s. Showers could pop up between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. A calm northwest wind will blow through the day, bringing gusts up to five miles per hour. Clouds will develop overnight, and showers could again pop up around 11 p.m.
Sunday will be partly sunny, and some slight north winds will blow through the day. The unseasonably warm weather will end Sunday, with daytime highs in the low 50s. The day should remain dry, though the Cape and Islands could see a few sprinkles.
A Canadian high-pressure system will move into the region Monday, and skies should remain sunny until at least Wednesday. Daytime temperatures will fluctuate through the week, according to the weather service.
“We don’t have too many strong indicators for rain one way or the other next week, but it looks like we will be cooling off,” Babcock said.Jasper Craven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven