While there was a lot of hoopla pertaining to the potential of severe weather today, I suspected last night that it wouldn’t be a big deal today in eastern New England. After last evening’s lonesome nasty boomer right over Boston and the nearby northwestern suburbs, today’s showers became more numerous and drenching in places while some areas didn’t get a drop. Fast-moving tropical downpours will be replaced by lighter showers and sprinkles tonight following the cold frontal passage which should take place in the Boston area just after 10pm. The dewpoints will drop signaling the beginning of refreshing air which will last for the entire upcoming week! It will cool off to 60-65 tonight and rise up to the lower to middle 70s tomorrow especially farther north and west of Boston where sunshine will be more prevalent in the afternoon. Meantime, as a second short wave from the upper Mississippi Valley shifts eastward, a weak wave of low pressure will form offshore but its package of mostly light rain will probably cross at least southeastern MA and Cape Cod for a few hours tomorrow. Once the wave exits, the clearing line will advance southeastward through Boston and eventually Cape Cod later tomorrow afternoon or evening. After today’s gusty south-southwesterly wind, the breeze will blow lightly at 5-10 mph from the north to northwest. Sunshine will rule from Monday through at least Friday although there could be some patches of clouds especially over the hills and mountains on Monday. Daytime high temperatures will range from the lower to middle 70s through Tuesday then upper 70s on Wednesday to the lower to middle 80s Thursday through Saturday. There could be a few spotty showers mainly up north next weekend.
Tropical Storm Leslie is centered a bit over 200 miles southeast of Bermuda. A Tropical Storm Warning is posted for the island as Leslie passes east of it perhaps as a minimal hurricane tomorrow afternoon. The storm has been generating large waves for many days and these higher breakers are already arriving on the New England coastline. A High Surf Advisory remains in effect through tomorrow with potential wave heights mainly in the range of 4 up to 7 feet. As a result, some dangerous rip currents will be present. Despite some higher rollers crashing on the beaches, the height of the high tides will be below average in the next few days. These are called neap tides. For more detailed information on tropical activity, logon to the National Hurricane Center.
Joe Joyce delivers his AccuWeather Forecast in the morning and I shall return later in the day.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.