Beyond The Forecast
As we approach the holiday weekend signs are pointing to a rough few days with numerous showers and much colder temps.
The cool, clammy weather did hang in tough over the coastal plain yesterday as expected but that will all change today as a warm front tracks north-northeastward this morning. It is already very humid and in the middle 60s just south of Boston and that air will pour into the city and eventually stream into northeastern MA and southeastern NH.
While Eastern MA didn’t get into any sun today, the Western half of the State did and that lead to some more dangerous thunderstorms with one that crossed the Pioneer Valley getting Tornado Warned.
Yesterday’s boomers released copious amounts of rain in places especially over southern Worcester County where some locations such as Southbridge received well over 3 inches resulting in some flooding. Hail was rather widespread in many areas along and on either side of the MA Pike.
It’s been a long afternoon and evening with strong to severe thunderstorms marching across the region.
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.
It’s been a very sad night in the Plains as tornadoes have been touching down all evening and the news just keeps getting worse..
I hope that you enjoyed the weekend that was highlighted by sunny mornings and cloudier afternoons. Thankfully, the showers didn’t materialize until late in the afternoon yesterday ahead of an approaching warm frontal boundary that has pushed offshore early this morning. Residual low-level moisture in the form of a low overcast will show thinning and brightening spots leading to some clearing and resultant sunshine as the morning progresses.
Where the sunshine has been this morning, highs will be climbing into the upper 60′s nearing 70 inland away from the coast this afternoon. Clouds will be on the increase ahead of a warm front which will begin to push into New England later today and tonight. This front will help to trigger showers by the mid-late afternoon inland. These showers will spread east tonight.
The jetstream is steering NW winds aloft supplying a comfortable dry airmass with fairly typical temperatures for this time of year with highs in the Lwr 70s inland, and cooling onshore winds at the coast keeping temps in the 60′s at the beaches. Sunny to partly sunny skies for Saturday.