The Month of October is Now Running 5 Degrees Above Average on The South Shore. And There’s More Mild Times Ahead.

Photo by Joshua Ross Photography.

October 20, 2021 By Meteorologist Michael Page

For many, the summer weather around New England was a let down. Autumn is making up for that, with lots of beautiful sunshine and mild days!

Mild End to the Week

Temperatures will stay well above average to end this week, with highs Wednesday through Friday reaching into the low 70s.

While crisp overnight and in the morning, with lows in the 50s, we're still not seeing any typical truly cold nighttime temperatures yet.

We'll also see plenty of sunshine during this stretch, though expect some clouds to mix with the sun on Thursday and Friday.

Unsettled to Start the Weekend

Skies on Saturday will be mostly cloudy, as a cold front comes through. We'll also have a few passing showers on Saturday.

More than anything you'll notice a big drop in temperature with highs on Saturday stuck in the upper 50s to near 60.

Cool Weather Lingers as Foliage Progresses

Sunshine returns Sunday, but we'll stay cool, with daytime highs only in the 50s. Overnight we'll dip into the 40s.

This is much closer to where we should be for this time of year, and we'll stay seasonably cool into next week.

Cooler weather like this is good for fall foliage, and the South Shore is quickly advancing into moderate color.

The best color is now found in Southern New England, if you're looking for some scenic vistas, with Northern New England past peak.

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