Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

Dodging The Downpours Today…With A Look At The Weekend

Rain will be filling in for the rest of the morning. Periodic heavy rain will track up the coast through the afternoon and evening delivering a widespread 1-2″ of rainfall with locally heavier amounts unto 3″ in areas which end up seeing more persistent pockets of rain track through mixed in with quieter moments. The peak of the rain will be from 12 PM-12 AM…but a few downpours after midnight can not be ruled out even though there will be a trend to taper to showers overnight through early Thursday.


Fallen trees and destroyed homes litter Hickory Folk Road on April 17 in Gloucester, Virginia. A tornado that barreled across Gloucester Saturday evening cut a mile-wide swath of destruction about 7 1/2 miles long from Coke to the Mathews County line, leaving three residents dead and more than 60 injured, said Sheriff Steve Gentry. (credit: Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Deadly Tornado Outbreak Explained

One of the largest tornado outbreaks in recent history occurred this past weekend with close to 200 tornadoes moving from the Plains to the Gulf to the Carolinas.