Week Of Sharks: Great White Shark Population GrowingThe great white shark population is exploding and that has some people surprisingly happy.
On to the Weekend...It was a sweet way to finish up a rain filled week...highs in the 70s and lower 80s...low humidity and lots of sunshine. The hope is that this weather will spill into the weekend and some of it will.
It's On the Way...
Severe Thunderstorms...The air certainly feels different today with dew points in the lower 70s...there is ample moisture surging northward up the Eastern Seaboard a key ingredient for strong to severe thunderstorms. Another ingredient is the sun...it heats the air near the ground so that it can rise into the sky forming towering thunderheads.
Hurricane Arthur Soaks Southern New EnglandHurricane Arthur is coming this way and will likely pass 50 miles or so east of Nantucket Friday night.
Hurricane Arthur Moves NorthWe are now cautiously optimistic that most of the festivities should go off without a hitch (or a storm).
Storm Threat...While all eyes are on Hurricane Arthur right now...we need to monitor the thunderstorm situation this afternoon and most importantly this evening with Boston Pops Concert and fireworks at the Hatch Shell. Right now the air is primed for storm development...very warm and humid...and scattered storms are likely this afternoon.
Tropical Storm Arthur Could Washout 4th Of July Fireworks In BostonThe latest data almost assures us of a washout in most of eastern New England Friday afternoon and night.
4th Of July Fireworks Forecast: Tropical Downpours Possible Thursday, FridayTropical Storm Arthur is forming off the coast of Florida and, as luck would have it, will likely be making its closest pass by southern New England on Friday night, perhaps as a hurricane.
Arthur?As the heat and humidity continue to build here in New England this week the tropics may be heating up too. A cluster of thunderstorms is likely to get its act together and form into the first tropical system of the season off of the Southeastern United States.
Storm Chances...A round of soaking rain-swept through early this morning and rain amounts were impressive...some communities picked up over an inch of rain in a very short amount of time resulting in some short-term street and parking lot flooding.