Sun Before The Storms

Humidity and clouds increase through the day as morning sunshine fades out this afternoon.  It’ll be a warm one though with highs running in the middle 80s.  Much of the time is rain-free, but a passing shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon well north and west is not out of the question from the Worcester Hills to Southwestern New Hampshire and points farther inland.  A few of those showers and storms may find there way to the coast Sunday night.  For the big race in Loudon, much of the day is dry with a slight chance of a late-day storm as the highest rain chance is even west of there.

Heading to the beach today?  It’ll be breezy with a moderate risk of rip currents.  That active wind is also strong enough to prevent a sea breeze from moving in over the South Shore and North Shore, so temps stay in the 80s there.  The Cape and Islands will stay in the 70s with a gusty southwesterly breeze.

On Monday, as a cool front to our west gets close, more showers and storms fire, providing locally heavy rain, and perhaps strong wind gusts as storms could get feisty.  The humidity surges too as dew points head toward 70.  This will begin a period of unsettled weather around here.

A slow moving front, cutting into the humid air mass in place, will produce more batches of showers and storms Tuesday and Wednesday.  Storms Tuesday could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain the main threat.  While it won’t rain all day, every day, the potential is there to pick up 2-3″ of rain in many towns in the Monday – Wednesday timeframe.  While it’ll be good for the lawns, if you get a quick 1-2″ in a short period of time, localized flash flooding could become an issue.  We’ll watch for that.

Low humidity and another dry pattern return to end the week and go into the weekend.

Enjoy the rest of this weekend

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