Rain….Better Than Snow

Yowza….what a soakah! We got drenched with over an inch of rain by the time the storm spit town (happening between 7-8pm) and while it was messy when out & about through the afternoon, it beats snow any day of the week. Since March 1st (1st day of meteorological spring) we’ve picked up over 5" of rain—close to over slightly above normal–which is great to get this kind of water in the ground before the summer heat arrives…..and yes, it will arrive…patience grasshopper.

As for the next few days, still no springtime warmth in sight–as defined by 60s & 70s–but Friday will be decent with a mix of sun & clouds. Even with partial sunshine, temps will make it into the mid 50s which is pretty close to normal. Due to some leftover meteorological junk in the trunk from today’s storm, I think there could be a few sprinkles/isolated showers tomorrow afternoon but definitely not a repeat of today. All in all, typical day for early April.

Onto the weekend…..snow again? WT..???…….nah……..there will be a storm passing south of New England that will toss some rain & snow showers up in Connecticut & portions of Rhode Island Saturday afternoon but I think that’s as far as this storm gets. There could be a few sprinkles or flurries south of the MA Pike Saturday evening but it is not a repeat of Monday. Whew. The second half of the weekend is sunny but chilly with daytime temps only in the mid & upper 40s.

A quick look into next week features more of the same…a cranky jet stream (creating some storminess) and a bashful spring around these parts. Sprinkles likely on Monday with more rain on Tuesday…better now than May is what I say!

~JR