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Columbus Day weather clear but chilly, same to come

Get ready for clear but chilly weather this week, with a chance of rain on the weekend. #WeatherForecast #ChillyWeek

The upcoming weather forecast for the region indicates mostly clear and seasonally chilly conditions for the majority of the week. However, there is a possibility of rain over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). This rain is expected as the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe pass through Maine.

Allan Dunham, a meteorologist with the NWS, explains that a weak cold front extending from Philippe will bring about a 30% chance of rain. This rain will occur after the storm has passed.

For those enjoying a day off on Columbus Day, the weather looks promising. The NWS predicts nice weather with temperatures only reaching the low 60s. There won't be much wind, and the sun will shine throughout most of the day.

As Monday night approaches, temperatures will drop into the upper 40s, and clouds will begin to roll in. This will set the stage for a 30% chance of rain on Tuesday. However, Dunham assures that it won't be a complete washout, and those who don't experience rain will still have a partly cloudy day to start the work week.

Despite the chance of rain, Dunham mentions that there will be some sunshine around. As Tuesday night arrives, temperatures will once again fall into the mid-40s, and the chance of rain continues into the evening but decreases to 20%.

Wednesday brings clear and sunny weather, with high temperatures ranging from the mid to upper 60s. A light breeze will accompany the pleasant conditions. Overnight, temperatures will drop into the 40s.

On Thursday, there will be light clouds, resulting in a mostly sunny day. High temperatures will be in the middle 60s. As night falls, temperatures will fall to the upper 40s.

Friday will see mostly sunny weather and temperatures in the low 60s. However, there is a slight chance of showers in the evening. Clouds will move in with a wind speed of approximately 10 mph, bringing a 40% chance of rain.

Looking ahead to the weekend, the NWS forecasts a high likelihood of showers, with precipitation chances nearing 60%.

Dunham suggests that the warm weather experienced recently may be the last of the year. However, his main focus is on the upcoming week. As autumn progresses, temperatures will continue to drop, resulting in colder conditions.

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