After unseasonable warmth gripped the northeastern United States in early November, cooler air will continue to move into the region for the upcoming week.
From Nov. 2-4, temperatures averaged 9 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in New York City. Temperatures in Baltimore averaged almost 6 degrees above normal during the same period.
"While it will be much cooler compared to this past week across the mid-Atlantic, temperatures will stay several degrees above average through Monday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said.
Meanwhile, chill will linger across New England into Monday.
"The brunt of the chill will be locked up across New York and New England, where highs in the 40s and 50s F will feel much cooler thanks to a stiff northwest breeze," Duff said.
An area of high pressure over the Ohio River Valley will promote cooling northwest winds in New England through the weekend, keeping temperatures around 5 degrees below average.
Although the average high in Boston is in the middle 50s, temperatures on Sunday and Monday will struggle to surpass 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Factoring in the wind, AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures could drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s across New England, even during the warmest part of the afternoon.
The crisp but dry weather will give area residents an excellent opportunity to check out the remaining fall colors, Duff said.
According to a report released by The Foliage Network on Nov. 3, leaves are at or near peak across the mid-Atlantic and along the Northeast coast.
As high pressure moves over New England early next week, milder and less windy conditions will return.
Temperatures are expected to rebound into the 60s across southern New England and even into the lower 70s in the southern mid-Atlantic on Tuesday.
Story written by AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts