While not every single towns gets a drenching rain today, there are plenty of locations that will see beneficial water from this morning, into tomorrow morning. The winners so far have been across parts of southern NH and western MA. As of 6am, Jaffrey, NH has picked up just under 3″ of rain, and locations from Concord, NH to Orange, MA have picked up just under 2″. At times, that rain has fallen too fast, yielding to a couple flood advisories out that way with localized street flooding.
We walk the fine line through the day of getting beneficial rain vs. getting too much too fast. With such a soupy airmass in place and a slow moving front sliding in, the opportunity to get these batches of downpours/thunderstorms to develop is there.The heaviest rains won’t hit all towns as some locations pick up less than 0.5, as the heaviest showers and storms are the hit or miss type, but a quick 1-2″ of water is certainly a possibility in the heavier, more tenacious clusters that do form. This potential does include towns in eastern Mass too as plenty of showers and storms extend to the southwest of us that likely move in later this morning and this afternoon. A few of the storms may also produce strong wind gusts, but the main risk is localized downpours and localized street flooding.
Scattered showers and storms linger through tonight, into tomorrow morning before drying out with partly sunny skies returning in the afternoon. Although, more clouds may linger south of Boston through the day.
Wednesday and Thursday look good. Warm with low humidity, temps in the low to mid 80s. Mid 80s are again possible Friday with a late-day shower or too as a strong front pushes in. By the weekend, we cool, near 70 Saturday, 60s on Sunday. Should feature some good apple picking weather then.
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