Change of seasons brings ‘classic fall weather’: bright sunshine, cool nights

High pressure throughout Massachusetts will bring an extended period of dry weather through the week, with temperatures below normal early this week and gradually rising to slightly above normal by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

“We are in a classic fall weather pattern,” said Charlie Foley, Weather Service meteorologist. “We will have bright sunshine and cool nights. What is responsible for this weather is extensive high pressure that is going to continue to be parked over us for a while.”

Today will be sunny and clear, with temperatures cresting in the mid-60s. A northwest wind will develop this afternoon, bringing gusts up to 26 miles per hour. Skies will remain mostly clear overnight, as temperatures drop into the mid-40s.

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A few areas in Northwest Massachusetts will see cooler overnight temperatures, around 36 degrees, but a frost advisory has not been issued.

Tuesday will again be sunny, with a daytime high of 67 degrees. Some clouds will develop overnight, but no rain is expected. Temperatures overnight will fall into the upper 40s, according to the Weather Service.

Wednesday will continue the trend of dry, pleasant weather as temperatures hover in the mid-60s. Skies will remain sunny, and some clouds will again develop overnight. Temperatures will moderate into the low 50s overnight.

Thursday will see slightly warmer temperatures, with a high around 67. Skies will remain partly sunny, and temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight.

Friday won’t see any real change to this weather pattern, with high temperatures again reaching into the upper 60s. Saturday and Sunday won’t stand out either, with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s expected through the weekend. Skies will remain mostly sunny over the weekend, and no precipitation is expected.

“The next chance for rain looks like it will come Monday, a week from today,” Foley said.