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Another Cool Shot Coming To The Northeast

2 Jun 2017, 9:07 pm

Unseasonably cool air will be in place throughout parts of the Northeast into the middle of this upcoming week. This after a relatively cool spring has left some yearning for some sunny warmth. It’ll come, don’t you worry! Our WeatherNation meteorologists are tracking a cold front on the move this weekend, approaching New England with another shot of fresh, Canadian air. Heading into Saturday there’s already cool air in place after the latest departing low pressure system cranks in northwest wind and yields some extra clouds at times. With this pattern, it will stay cloudiest the further north you are in New England and especially across the interior mountain locations. Further south toward the coast you’ll find more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Nonetheless temperatures will be about 5-10 degrees cooler than average Saturday across the Northeast.

Forecast map entering Monday where low pressure (L) will move over New England and then sit there until at least Wednesday. The green shows forecast rain at this time, grey clouds.
Forecast low and high temperatures (blue and red respectively) with the faint yellow line showing the average high for this time of the year.

High pressure briefly builds in Sunday which will allow for a temporary warming trend across the area. Watch for some showers and thunderstorms though as these will be moving from west to east on Sunday. Rain showers will be in upstate New York Sunday morning to midday and try to track into Southern New England by the end of the daylight hours. Monday is when the culprit of this cooler weather sets up shop.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday, June 3
Forecast high temperatures Sunday, June 4

A closed low, meaning a low that becomes occluded and nearly stationary, will set up shop across the Northeast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The low pressure area begins to pull away Thursday allowing for a bit of a warming trend, though a huge heat blast for the end of the week isn’t quite expected. Instead we believe temperatures will return closer to average. In the meantime Monday and Tuesday, temperatures will be about 10-20 degrees cooler than average for early June. Usually New England cities are 70-75 degrees but the forecast is calling for 55 in some spots for high temperatures! Fortunately it won’t be cold enough to cause widespread concern about frost and freeze during this early stage of the growing season. The extra wind and cloud cover will help prevent that.

Forecast high temperatures Monday, June 5
Forecast high temperatures Tuesday, June 6

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For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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