At 4:26PM, Boston hit 80 degrees, ending the the streak of 219 days in a row without an 80 degree reading. It was the first time since October 2nd, 2013.
Right on cue, not only did it finally feel summery, it looked that way too with ominous skies at times, finally yielding to late day thunderstorms. While not severe, thunderstorms did produce gusty winds, torrential rains and cloud to ground lightning in many towns. Those showers and storms are scattered about early this evening, becoming less numerous overnight. However, a secondary round of showers and storms may roll through pre-dawn across Southeast Mass before exiting stage east around sunrise.
All this shower and storm activity is along and out ahead of a cold front moving through. Don’t fret, that cold front does more good than bad. It’s more of a change of direction in the wind, and humidity lowering front, as opposed to a temp drop off. In fact, with full sunshine, we’ll warm into the mid to upper 70s on Mother’s Day. This time, with very low humidity. The only issue you may have is a westerly breeze that gusts to 25mph. That could blow Mom’s napkin around if you’re taking her out for an outdoor lunch. Good problem to have, right?
Monday looks great as well with highs near 80. There will be just a slight risk of a late-day thunderstorm.
A backdoor cold front brings back onshore winds Tuesday, and MUCH cooler weather to go along with it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!
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