By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV

Mother’s Day weekend is here and part of it will be filled with showers and thunderstorms…fortunately it won’t be the one most important to Mom.  A very warm and humid airmass is expanding into New England tonight out ahead of an area of low pressure in the Great Lakes.  The low will travel north and west of us but a trailing coldfront with action ahead of it and along it will pass through over the first half of the weekend with several rounds of showers.  The first round will arrive very early tomorrow morning and will hang around through about mid-morning and while the atmosphere could literally kick-off a shower or storm at any point the is potential for some rain-free hours midday.  If that happens and we get just a little sunshine a stronger line of thunderstorms will be likely Saturday evening…otherwise just another line of downpours and rumbles of thunder.

The front associated with those potential thunderstorms will clear the coast by Sunday morning however clouds will linger.  A secondary coldfront will pass through midday and while there doesn’t appear to be much activity along it, a brief shower can’t be ruled out.  A strengthening west wind will bring in drier air and increasing sunshine during the afternoon…so most of Mother’s Day will be dry and pleasant with a high close to 70.

Have a great weekend~!


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