As expected, the dangerous thunderstorms that formed today did so to our SW where Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania saw a nasty line of storms that marched hundreds of miles knocking down all kinds of trees and structure in it’s path. Our guard has been up most of the day around here but so far so good as that line will miss most of Mass. The one area I am concerned for still is SE Mass where there is a little more energy in the atmosphere so that the line will likely make to those locals but in a decaying form…still though, gusty winds are possible. The rest of us will see rain from these weakening storms and maybe a few rumbles of thunder embedded within through about midnight…but it appears we have dodged a bullet.
We will see another threat tomorrow as a coldfront will be draped over New England and with some expected sunshine and temps warming into the lower 80s I expect a better chance to see storms. Tomorrow’s storms may contain hail and gusty winds but the biggest threat will likely be torrential rain leading to some street and parking lot flooding.
The coldfront will then slide just offshore for the weekend but sadly an area of low pressure will form along the front keeping moisture very close to Southern New England. With the presence of a mid-level trough over the Northeast any bit of sunshine will destabilize the atmosphere and that moisture will form pop-up showers and storms in the afternoons especially.
It appears that the low will get just enough of a push out to sea from an approaching surface high to give us some pretty nice Summer weather early next week with mainly dry days too.