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Over the next 24 hours, the weather will feature fluctuations in a wide spectrum of variables including temperature, wind, humidity, fog and cloud content plus rain. The potent weather maker which has been slicing across the country producing a blizzard in the Black Hills of SD to EF4 tornadoes in NE and IA to flooding rains in KY and OH will take aim on the Northeast today.
After being spoiled by a long stretch of splendid sunny weather the second half of September into the first few days of October, it’s a downer to deal with damp, dank and dismal weather again but I suppose all good things must come to an end. After all, the lengthy dry spell warrants a watering and there will be periodic to occasional rain and mist through much of today.
The minutes of summer are waning and time will be up this afternoon at 4:44 pm as the autumnal equinox signals the start of fall. It was quite appropriate that this last morning of summer was warm and muggy. Just prior to the arrival of the cold front, it was 70 degrees with a dewpoint of 66 in Boston at 6:08 am!
The weather has just been exquisite lately and I would rate the last few days as close to perfection. Yesterday’s highs near 80 away from the ocean was delightful. It felt more like summer and today is the last full day of summer with the autumnal equinox happening at 4:44 pm tomorrow.
This last week of summer will not contain any sizzling summery weather like last week. Instead, the temperatures will be more typical for the third week of September. We’re starting off on the cool side this morning with many mins in the 40s but the recovery will be robust yielding afternoon highs of 72-75. Expect a repetition of this trend in the week ahead.
After some massive moves in temperatures this week, more typical temperatures are coming in the week ahead. In Boston, this past Wednesday was the second hottest day of the entire summer but the 97 degrees did not beat the record for 9-11 which is an astounding 99 set in 1983! For 2013, it was surpassed only by the new record of 99 on July 19!
You’ll remember the next few days by the dramatic fluctuating temperatures. The roller coaster ride actually commenced yesterday when it warmed up an average of 35 degrees from the morning mins! While today’s range will be meager, get ready for some massive moves this week. Expect a plunge to the 40s tonight followed by lower 90s on Wednesday afternoon!
Our weather has had the feel of football over the past couple of days with two consecutive autumnal mornings of suburban temperatures in the 40s! After yesterday’s highs near 70 degrees, it should be about 10 degrees higher this afternoon with a max not far from 80 many areas.
As a trough of low pressure amplifies into the eastern portion of the nation today, the steering currents will become busier and escort the showers along faster. Nevertheless, there will be some passing drenchers with lightning and thunder in some of them. Consequently, the National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH through this evening.