The timing wasn’t good, but the rain that fell yesterday was much needed with the extreme drought across the area. Many towns near and inside 495 picked up 1-2″ of water with a few towns south of Boston nearing 3″. With Boston picking up 1.84″ of rain, it was the wettest day in Boston this year. Nantucket topped the rain list with over 3.5″. To go along with the rain, a gusty northerly wind developed. Highest gusts were over the Cape and Islands with gusts near 60mph from the Vineyard to Nantucket.
In the rains wake, it’s cool today with returning sunshine. The breeze from the northwest huffs and puffs, but overall, it’s a solid Columbus Day if you need to head out and pick out the perfect pumpkins with the kids with highs in the 50s to near 60. The winds will be strongest over the Cape and Islands, where a wind advisory remains in place through this afternoon with gusts 40-50mph.
Tonight is chilly, low to mid 30s in the burbs, allowing for a frosty start for many on Tuesday morning. The winds tapers this evening as temps tumble. With the chill ahead, frost advisories and freeze watches are posted from 2-9am Tuesday.
The rest of the week looks quiet, a passing shower or two with a cold front is possible Thursday, but overall, don’t expect much skywater over the next 7 days.
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