Bymeteorologist Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV

Enjoy the sun today because we are already tracking our next batch of rain. Weak high pressure sits over us today with light west winds warming temps into the upper 70’s and Lwr 80s inland during the afternoon. More clouds in northern new England where skies are partly cloudy. Building clouds could deposit a hit or miss shower across the north this afternoon. Southern New England will remain sun-filled. A beautiful beach day with light winds, low humidity and a very high UV index. We still have wave action at our coastlines, so there is a moderate-high risk of rip currents. Especially at out south facing beaches where seas are still running 3-6 feet.

We are tracking moisture coming out of the Gulf and an upper level trough which has been digging into the Midwest. Severe storms have been firing again in these states along a frontal boundary which be sliding eastward and arriving here in the Northeast Monday Night and Tuesday. The moisture from the Gulf will be steered up into the Northeast by this upper level trough as it digs in across the Mid-Atlantic. Clouds will be increasing Monday ahead of an approaching warm front. Showers will begin to spread into the region by the later afternoon and reach the coast towards sunset. Heavy rain w/ embedded storms will push through Monday night through early Tuesday with locally heavy rain and the potential for more localized street and stream flooding. Some of the heavy rain should wind down for a bit on Tuesday. The warm front will stall over SNE and become a trigger for more scattered and thunderstorms to ride along it for the afternoon hours.

With the trough still in place across New England Wednesday, we can still expect some unsettled weather. The low with it’s cold front will be tracking through and off the coast early on Wednesday. Lingering showers are likely across the north in the morning, with a trend to some drier and warmer weather in the afternoon with WSW temps should be able to climb into the 70’s nearing 80 after a cooler damp Tuesday.

Another shortwave will dive into the through from the Great lakes through the mid-Atlantic and steer another batch of rain likely just south of New England. It will be close as some showers could hug the south coast. At this point it looks mainly dry with a slight reinforcing push of cooler air on Thursday. Building high pressure from the west into New England should promise a nice clean seasonal airmass heading into the start of next weekend with sunshine and temps near 80


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