Storms brought damaging winds and flooding rains through Massachusetts Tuesday night.
A milder SSE wind is in place this morning with temps in the 50′s and Lwr 60′s. Early Breaks of morning sun are fading to Mostly Cloudy skies. Highs will climb to near 70-75 by late in the day with mainly dry, muggy and breezy conditons for Eastern MA. Not a bad day on the Cape. Winds will pick up from the south this afternoon with gusts to 30 mph.
Our computer models continue in a westward shift with the track of Tropical Storm this morning. Yesterday, models leaned towards taking the storm into the FL panhandle. Today, they seem to be favoring a track into Louisiana. There is still a great deal of uncertainty with the eventual outcome of landfall…somewhere between Pensacola FL and New Orleans Early Wed AM. How strong? Cat 2 likely. 100+ mph…but could be stronger depending upon the track and the depth of the warm water the storm tracks over. Cat 3 can not be ruled out. Storm Surge will be dependent upon the strength of the storm as seas/waves become bigger with deeper pressure falls and stronger winds. Where ever this storm hits it will come with significant storm surge flooding and damaging winds. All of this happening on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The path into New Orleans is the worst direction a hurricane can take for the city 6 feet under sea level. Levees could be tested again. All we can do is hope for a shift to the East…but then Mobile, Biloxi and Pensacola are the target. Answers to strength, track, surge, impact will come in the coming days. For now…all we can do is monitor.
SW winds continue to pump oppressive humidity into New England with dewpoints again ranging from 70-76 degrees. Hazy sun and clouds are warming temps up again into the 80′s, with the potential for a few Lwr 90′s this afternoon. I do not expect the kind of heat we had yesterday due to a few more clouds. Plus a welcome breeze today will pick up this afternoon with gusts over 20 mph to help to stir the stagnant air and make the day more tolerable.
We will be watching clouds advancing ahead of an approaching low up the coast Tuesday. Skies will be clouding over with a chance of rain or showers on the Cape by late afternoon and for the coast by evening.
Very light winds at the surface today. All this means is a pretty quiet day for many of us with morning hazy sunshine giving way to increasing afternoon clouds with highs in the upper 70′s and lwr 80′s. Cooler onshore winds will keep it cooler at the coastline with highs in the Lwr-mid 70′s. Clouds will hold tough on the Cape all day. But watch out for afternoon T’storms and downpours to develop inland
Severe thunderstorms ripped through Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon, bringing strong winds, hail and frequent lightning.
Batches of showers will continue to be directed up into eastern MA for the rest of the day. With cool onshore SE winds…expect highs to remain in the lwr 60′s with a bit warmer temps inland in the mid 60′s where it will be drier this afternoon in the mid 60′s nearing 70 in spots.
Another stellar day with bright sunshine, high clouds and temps quickly warming through the day. Highs will top out in the lwr-mid 80′s making for a warmer summery feel this afternoon inland.
With high pressure sitting over us today, temps will climb into the 70′s and lwr 80′s inland. Light east winds will keep temps in the 60′s at the immediate beaches. The sea breeze will not penetrate more than a mile or two inland…so once away from the water…expect a warmer day.