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Another Round of Beneficial Rain…Then Warm Again!

By Meteorologist Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV
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Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

A deck of high to mid level clouds is racing through this morning…making it a bit grey for a short while…but have no fear! Sunshine and warmth will be increasing midday into this afternoon with highs climbing into the upper 70’s and Lwr 80’s. The peak of the heat will be across Metro west, with a cooler onshore wind for south facing coast lines. A lighter wind today will make it feel warmer and it will be… by a degree or two.

A cold front will be pushing into Northern New England where a flattening of the upper flow will cause this front to begin to stall over us. It may trigger a few showers in the north country, but that is about it. Clouds fill in this evening along this stalled front as low level moisture/dewpoints increase with southerly winds. Lows will hold in the mild 50’s overnight with some patchy fog overnight.

With a front stalled over us on Monday, expect plenty of clouds with SSW winds. The clouds will make temps a bit cooler in the  Lwr 70’s. Breaks of sun are possible. at the coast. The concern is for showers to ride up along this stalled front into New England. At this point, with a SW flow up the coast,  it appears the best chance of showers will remain in Northern and Western New England. We will have to watch this, because a slight jog to the east with this front could mean more of a showery Monday for us.

By late Monday night, I am expecting the main batch of rain to ride up along this front, with some embedded thunder to arrive around Dawn Tuesday. It will be moisture rich environment so I expect some heavy downpours which will be shifting east Tuesday. The potential exists for a widespread 1-2″ rainfall here. SE winds along with rain will make for a cooler wet day in the Lwr-mid 60’s

A strong northern stream will help to finally kick this front offshore early Wednesday with building high pressure at the surface with increasing sunshine and warming temps into the 70’s. Thursday and Friday look spectacular! High pressure should hold on long enough into Saturday. But we will have to watch for another low developing off the SE US coastline and moving up into the Northeast. This could make for a windy rainy cool period late NEXT weekend….but still far enough away that we have plenty of time to watch…but I am afraid we still may have some wet unsettled weather to go through around the time period of May 20-25th…before we should get into a warmer, flatter more stable flow heading towards the Memorial day holiday. Just a little long range outlook for those interested.

Until then…enjoy the afternoon! This will turn into a fine day after all! Happy Mother’s day to all the mom’s out there for all you do! What would we do without you? What a mess it would be! Just imagine.

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