Rain Breaks The Heat

After many towns away from the coastline hit 90 degrees for the last 8 days, we’ll finally break down the hot pattern and enter a more seasonable one.  To get there, we go through some rain.

That rain is with us this morning as many towns have seen some drops, and locally, some towns have had a downpour or two.  That’s the theme as we go through this morning… Showers are widespread, but amounts vary greatly depending on if you get tagged with a burst of heavy rain or not. Some towns pick up less than 0.25″ while others pick up a quick 1″ or so.  Fair game for that variety from southern NH to much of MA. One thing’s for sure, it is muggy, muggy, muggy.  No wonder that soupy air mass can trigger localized downpours, there’s plenty of moisture in place.

There is a flash flood watch posted for Southeast Mass until this evening.  Although the best chance of heavy rain will be this mid morning/lunch time there. What we’re watching for the southeast part of the commonwealth is the possibility of showers/thunderstorms working in from the southwest, providing tropical-like downpours that produce street flooding in a quick 1-2″ of rain. Taking a closer look at the set-up this morning, it appears the best chance in the watch area (but not a guarantee) for that is near the south coast (Buzzards Bay/Cape and Islands).  By this afternoon, showers taper, clouds thin and even partial sunshine returns. Highs reach the mid 80s away from the coast and hold in the upper 70s at the shore. While we catch our dry afternoon hours, an isolated inland shower/thunder is still possible.

The weekend features seasonable temps.  Upper 70s coast Saturday to mid 80s inland.  Saturday looks mainly dry before scattered showers work in Saturday night, Sunday and Monday.  It won’t rain the whole time as showers are in an out.

Seasonable temps extend into next week.

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