All quiet on the Eastern front

A more-or-less benign weather pattern will lead to cloudy skies and mild temperatures into the weekend. For the next few days, a so-called ‘backdoor front’ will influence New England weather. In contrast to typical cold fronts, which channel in cooler air from the northwest, backdoor cold fronts approach from the northeast. During the spring months in New England, this often means cooler temperatures and clouds as air blows over ocean waters.

The front we’ll be dealing with developed in response to a low pressure system to the southwest. Cooler, maritime air will linger in the region through Saturday, keeping a slight chance of drizzle in the forecast. By Sunday, winds shift to the southwest as high pressure begins building in from the west. Expect highs to return to the 60s°F (15°C) with mostly sunny skies by early next week.