With the increase in warmth and increase in humidity (and atmospheric moisture), any disturbance has an easier time creating showers and storms. Early this morning, there are a few early morning downpours back through Connecticut that are moving to the northeast. Bottom line, we’re fair game this morning for some towns to pick up a passing shower/downpour.
An isolated shower chance extends into midday, but again, isolated in nature, so many towns see many dry hours through the day. With more clouds around, temps are quite as high, with afternoon numbers running mid to upper 80s. Still, it’s plenty warm enough to feel like summer, especially with the high humidity in place.
After a mainly dry early to mid afternoon, our attention late this afternoon and early this evening will turn to the potential of severe thunderstorms across New England. The highest risk for severe storms today is between 4-6pm across western Mass, western CT and VT. Basically, out near the I-91 corridor, west toward Upstate New York. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts and heavy rain. In Worcester County, the risk for severe storms is marginal as storms enter around 6-7pm. The environment in Worcester County is not as unstable as it’ll be farther west, so a weakening trend should commence. As storms move east, they’re likely to weaken more with just a few leftover scattered showers/rumbles of thunder making it’s way near the coast by 8-9pm.
We bring on the heat tomorrow with low to mid 90s and slightly lower humidity. They’ll be a front trying to dissipate across the area, and could aid in a couple of storms popping up, especially south of the Pike, but overall, more dry hours with sun than storms.
Weekend features lower humidity and temps 85-90 Saturday and near 85 Sunday. Sunday has more clouds in the mix, especially in the morning with even a few showers/storms possible over southeast Mass.
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