Showers will be steadiest and heaviest across southeastern Massachusetts for through midday. By this evening, widespread, heavy rain will be aiming towards our neighborhoods from the south. We will be in the ‘warm sector’ today with southwest winds blowing 10-20mph. The breeziest conditions will exist near the Cape/Islands so we will need to montior minor splashover potential during a high astronomical tide…2:41pm (10.6ft) and again tonight at 2:54am (11.6ft). High temperatures will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s today. The Cape/Islands will be a little cooler in the lower to middle 60s due to an onshore wind.
Wednesday night into Thursday morning will provide heavy periods of rain for the eastern half of Massachusetts. The heavy rain will take off during the mid-morning hours on Thursday before a few more pop-up showers develop in the afternoon. A break of two of sun is not out of the question on Thursday afternoon. Highs will be in the middle to upper 60s.
Friday will be sunny to start, but diurnal clouds and showers (thunder) will develop during the afternoon as an upper level trough sits overhead. Highs will remain mild in the 65-70F range.
Mother’s Day weekend … The upper level trough will depart early on Saturday allowing for a pleasant first half to the weekend. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will be the weather story with highs around 70F. Then, an approaching front will begin a slim chance of a shower north and west on Saturday night. Otherwise, Mother’s Day is looking mainly dry with sun/cloud combo. There will be a slim chance of a brief evening shower with a cold front nearing the region late in the day. Highs will be in the lower to middle 70s.
Halfway to the weekend…