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The sun was shining and the temperatures in the 80s on Main Street on Tuesday.

Mid-October to Feel More Like Summer

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After a frost scare a couple weeks ago, the weather this week will be more like summer than autumn. 
 
Accuweather says some areas may break records for warm temperatures for October from a high pressure system building across New England.
 
"As a high pressure system begins to shift into a position just off the Eastern Seaboard on Friday, it will usher in some unusually warm air for mid-October," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Carl Babinski.
 
Temperatures will range 10 to 20 degrees above normal but a cold front and wet weather arriving this weekend will bring a more seasonable chill to the air. 
 
The National Weather Service out of Albany, N.Y., is predicting days in the lows 70s this week and nights in the high 50s. The week will be partly cloudy with rain arriving Saturday night and cooler air in the 50s and low 60s on Sunday. 
 
The somewhat sunny weather will provide a few days relieve from the precipitation that's inundated the region this summer. September's monthy rainfall ranged from 6 to 9 inches across the Berkshires compared to an annual average of 4 to 5 inches. 
 
The U.S. Drought monitor has about 11 percent of the Northeast experiencing abnormally dry conditiohns and 3 percent moderate drought, according to Accuweather. 
 
Another tip from Accweather: "With Halloween a little over two weeks away, pumpkin carving enthusiasts may want to wait a week or so to set their jack-o'-lantern outside, as unseasonable warmth may hasten pumpkin deterioration."
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MCLA Women's Soccer Falls in OT

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Salem State's Jasmine Moran scored the game's only goal in overtime to lift the visiting Vikings to a hard fought 1-0 win over MCLA at Shewcraft Field Saturday afternoon.
 
Prior to the contest, MCLA (0-11-1, 0-5-1 MASCAC) honored their four seniors as part of Senior Day.  Honored prior to kickoff were Jess Halverson, Haley Rode, Jackie Murphy, and Maddie Gibney.
 
Both teams had some quality chances throughout the game but nobody could find the back of the net. In the opening half, MCLA's Claudia Bresett ripped a shot that went just high while Salem's Moran and Allie Vaillancourt also had good looks. At halftime, the game remained scoreless even though the Vikings (4-10, 3-2) held a 9-3 shot edge.
 
The second half was more of the same, but both keepers, MCLA's Mady Breese and Salem's Lily Pfefferle, each kept the zeroes on the board.
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