To turn such a wonderful joyful occasion into such terrible tragedy is evil and beyond comprehension. To smear and tarnish such a sacred Boston event is unimaginable. My heart and prayers go out to all of the victims and their families of yesterday’s senseless bombings. May peace be with each and every one of them. I will forever remember the photo of 8-year old Martin Richard. Life is so precious. We can’t give enough thanks to all of the special people out there including the first responders and the dedicated medical teams for their hard work and care of these loved ones. We now place faith and trust in the teams of law enforcement to find those responsible for this despicable crime.
While we continue to process this horrific terrorist event, the weather, of course, never pauses or sleeps. Today will be warmer than yesterday as the southerly wind freshens to 15-30 mph. It will keep south-facing coastal areas cooler in the lower to middle 50s this afternoon while areas farther northwest of Boston will have the highest temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. Sunshine will yield to increasing clouds from northwest to southeast across the region as the day progresses. Scattered showers and boomers developing over NY and PA this afternoon will stream into northern New England as the afternoon unfolds and some of these will stray down into MA late this afternoon and especially this evening. Much of the support will exit so I am not expecting any severe weather as the broken bands of showers drop closer to Boston this evening. There probably will be some lightning and thunder in spots with much less action south of the MA Pike. A cold frontal boundary will settle into far northern New England by early this evening then be passing across the Boston area just after midnight then off the South Coast at dawn. Clearing will follow.
Any morning cloudiness south of the MA Pike tomorrow morning will recede southward and sunshine should prevail across the region boosting temperatures back to about 65 except along the coast where the northwesterly wind shifts to northeasterly. It will cool off to the lower 50s to upper 40s at the coastline in the afternoon. After that, the aforementioned cold front will return as a warm frontal boundary resulting in variable cloudiness on Thursday with highs in the range of 55-60. Some showers may scrape across parts of mainly northern NEw England. The warm air will stream in Thursday night and the temperatures may only fall just a few degrees before rising a bit by dawn. The strong southerly wind will pull up balmy and rather humid air on Friday with highs near or exceeding 70 west-northwest of Boston ranging down to the 50s closer to south coastal locations.
Looking ahead, a cold frontal boundary will be plowing into that warm, humid airmass Friday night. A strip of showers and perhaps some spotty lightning and thunder will occur followed by a ribbon of post-frontal rain lasting through Saturday morning with lighter showers ending followed by clearing Saturday afternoon. Thanks to a large zone of high pressure building in from Canada and ridging into the Northeast, Sunday should be sunny with highs in the middle 50s. A wave of low pressure transiting northeastward from the NC coastal region may come close enough for some rain arriving a week from today.
Todd Gutner returns to post a fresh blog this evening and I shall return early tomorrow morning.