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More Downpours…

By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV
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So far June has been very frustrating with all the rain we have seen and with another frontal system loaded with moisture marching through, we are getting more heavy downpours tonight.  We’ve already picked up over 6″ of rain this month and only 11 days are in the books.  This ranks 2013 as the 15th wettest June on record with several weeks still to come…BTW, the wettest June ever was in 1982 when Boston picked up 13.20 inches of rain!  Unfortunately with lots of downstream blocking, the wet pattern is going to hold for the rest of the week culminating with a June Nor’easter Thursday night and Friday.

The heavy downpours this evening will shut off after midnight as the frontal system slides through.  WNW winds will bring in drier air tomorrow so after a gloomy start to the day, breaks of sun will bust through leaving us with a decent afternoon with highs close to 70.  The break from the rain will be only temporary as system in the Ohio Valley picks up steam as it reaches the Mid-Atlantic late Thursday.  The storm will quickly strengthen with upper level support and blow up into a solid sized Nor’easter.  The rain will break-out in the afternoon on Thursday and become heavy at times Thursday night and Friday morning before tapering off Friday afternoon.  Rain amounts will likely fall between 1-3″ and the rain will be cold and windswept…a miserable finish to the week.  Of course, with all this rain, rivers and stream are already swollen and will remain that way so they will have to be watched closely through the week.  We’ll certainly have more episodes of street and parking lot flooding making driving around town difficult.

The good news here is that following the Friday storm we won’t have raindrops until next week which means a mainly dry Father’s Day weekend with lots of sun on Saturday and high in the middle 70s.  Sunday should be a bit warmer near 80 with the some late day clouds and a small chance for an evening shower.

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