A lot of hype for a storm that won’t directly affect us. I’ve been blogging for much of the week that a cool front would be the real player for southern New England. No different this morning as Hurricane Arthur is still expected to pass well southeast of New England late Friday Night. The reason for it passing southeast of us is that cool front. The front is what led to those storms & downpours yesterday afternoon and that front will lead to some scattered storms again this afternoon. Like yesterday, the highest chance of storms is across western/central sections but even the coast runs about a 30-40% of a shower/storm midday & early afternoon. So if you have plans for the beaches, pools and golf courses–keep them but keep an eye to the sky between 11am and 3pm. By evening the storm threat is minimal—looking good for the fireworks in Boston.
Tomorrow the cool front is draped across southern New England and it will grab some moisture from Hurricane Arthur. That means isolated showers tomorrow morning will become more widespread by late afternoon & evening across southern New England with a burst of heavy rain likely late tomorrow evening on Cape Cod. In terms of rainfall, most towns along coastal New England will pick up between 2-3″ of rain with locations farther inland between .50″-1.00″. Given how dry June was for us, rivers & streams will welcome the big gulp of water. Some localized street flooding is likely across SE MA & the Cape tomorrow evening.
By Saturday, the cool front is offshore and Arthur is #Gotye. That means sunshine, low humidity & a healthy northerly breeze for the day. Sunday offers more sunshine. Temps both days in the low to mid 80s.