Unusually warm temperatures in Mass., but not yet record-breaking, weather forecaster says

The first weekend of November in New England felt more like summer, with near-record-breaking temperatures across the region on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Norton.

“It almost feels like early September,” meteorologist Bill Simpson said. “It’s quite warm and muggy but that will start to ease on Sunday.”

In Boston, the record high for Nov. 5 is 79 degrees, which Simpson said reset in 1994. Boston hit about 76 degrees today, which is significantly warmer than the historical average of 66 degrees, he said.

“That’s just three degrees short of the record,” Simpson said.

While no spots broke records in Massachusetts Saturday, there was one in Connecticut, he said.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks hit 77 degrees on Saturday, Simpson said. That’s one degree warmer than the old record of 76 degrees set in 1994.

The temperature is likely to stay in the upper 70s across New England on Sunday before the pattern changes and normal weather returns in mid-November.

“Tomorrow there will be a little more cloud cover, so probably around 75 degrees in much of Massachusetts,” Simpson said.

There may be another warm day to look forward to on Monday before classic November weather returns on Tuesday, Election Day across the region.

Then the cold front comes through the region and the weather cools down over the week with temperatures ranging from 72 to 74 degrees across most of Massachusetts.

Dew points are in the 70s this weekend, which is “fairly rare” for November, Simpson said. By next weekend, people can expect a return to slightly cooler weather.

“There could be tropical humidity next weekend so enjoy the warm weather while it lasts,” Simpson said.

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