Idyllic Fall Week, With a Frosty Interlude

 Idyllic Fall Week, With a Frosty Interlude

If the tropics aren’t active along the East Coast this time of year, it can get awfully quiet. And such is the case this week (probably not much complaining about that!). The big blue H will be in control all week long, meaning high pressure living large over the Northeast. That means chilly nights, and a lot of sunny days.

The only weather issue on the radar, so to speak, is the frost potential for the next couple of nights. The only thing saving us from a more widespread event Monday night is the fact that high pressure is still building in, and the winds won’t go calm for long (if at all). That keeps the atmosphere mixed, and the coldest air from settling right on the ground. Taking a look at the dew points, the air mass moving in is quite dry. So some towns dipping into the 30s is going to happen. This is most likely well to the north and west of Boston.

So if you spent the lovely weekend buying some new mums for the yard, make sure to cover them up! The plants can survive cold temps just fine, but the blossoms will die if touched by frost. And if you have any tender vegetation (annuals, vegetable gardens, etc) you’ll want to bring them in or cover them up in the areas under a Frost Advisory. You’ll likely have to do it again on Tuesday night with similar temperatures expected.

 Idyllic Fall Week, With a Frosty Interlude

Boston has an *outside* shot of reaching a record low Tuesday morning, but I think we’ll come up a few degrees short. The record is 45 degrees set in 1986. We’ll probably end up dipping to about …read more

Source: CBS local Boston