Location, Location, Location

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It’s all about location. The weather can be so different from place to place on any day at any time of the year. Today is a classic example as murky, damp even chilly conditions exist most of the day close to the coast where the fog banks may persist in varying thickness. Temperatures at the beaches will probably not exceed 60 while farther west, it will be much warmer- up through the 70s and eclipsing 80 in spots where sunshine is more prevalent. Meantime, a disturbance in the upper levels will track southeastward from NY and northern New England and set off some scattered showers and boomers later this morning into the afternoon. A wavy backdoor cold front has settled into eastern MA. It will slowly push southwestward during the day before stalling somewhere over western New England. Additional perturbations may spark more showers and thunderstorms tonight and early tomorrow before the frontal boundary begins a retreat east-northeastward tomorrow morning. Overnight lows in the 50s to near 60 will be replaced by afternoon highs tomorrow in the range of 75-85 as the wind becomes south-southwesterly at 10-15 mph. Fog should burn off but may persist over the outer Cape and the Islands where it would be cooler in the 60s to near 70. The southwesterly will freshen up to 10-25 mph on Thursday as a cold frontal boundary approaches from the Ohio Valley and NY/PA. Similar highs of 75-85 are projected for Thursday as the bands of showers and boomers close in from the west during the afternoon. Some of those storms will be heavy but I am not expecting any widespread outbreak of severe weather.

Looking ahead to the holiday weekend, as the frontal boundary shifts offshore, another wave of low pressure may form to prolong the showers on Friday and it will be much cooler with highs in the middle 60s with a northerly wind. The showers will exit offshore later Friday and Friday night so Saturday should dawn sunny and dry. However, another upper level impulse will pass through resulting in more clouds and perhaps a brief shower in the afternoon with highs in the middle 60s. A more stable atmosphere will lead to more substantial sunshine on  Sunday with highs again in the middle 60s with a brisk westerly breeze. After that, the ridge of high pressure will build over the area providing lots of sunshine on Memorial Day. It will be warmer with highs in the lower 70s in the afternoon with cooler conditions along the coast due to the sea breeze. Sunny weather is destined to last through the middle of next week.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the folks of Moore, OK following yesterday’s horrific EF4 Tornado.

Todd Gutner posts an updated blog early this evening and I shall return early tomorrow morning.

Make it a great day!

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