Spotty showers for Columbus Day weekend

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FOX 25 meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski recommends Pats fans heading to the game on Sunday bring rain gear as the region prepares for showers during the long weekend.

A cold front will pass through New England Saturday afternoon and evening. That front will thicken clouds and bring a chance of a passing shower as it pushes through.

As temperatures are mild in the 70s, about 10 degrees above normal Saturday, this cold front will usher in cooler air for Sunday with temperatures about 5 to 10 degrees below normal, in the mid to upper 50s.

The front will sag south of New England Sunday morning and a wave of low pressure will ride along the coast and bring a chilly rain to the area Sunday afternoon and night. Best chances of steady rain will be in southeastern parts of the state.

Expect partly to mostly sunny skies on Columbus Day, but the cool conditions persisting with highs only in the upper 50s. Monday night will be very chilly with temps falling back into the 30s in many locations likely leading to a widespread frost.