Going With The Flo(rida)

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live in Florida during the warm season, today was a pretty good example: soupy air, steamy sun, tropical downpours.

Check, check and check.

Couple of shots of the ominous skies that covered the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire this afternoon:

That storm pounded towns like Newton, Kingston, and Merrimac, Mass. with torrential rain and booming thunder. With all the humid air around, it was no wonder the sky opened up.

While the morning downpours were touched off by the sheer volume of humid air, the afternoon downpours and storms were ignited by a feeble front moving through the state. This front will stall…and seal our fate for the weekend.

While it won’t rain every minute of the day on Saturday and Sunday, the sky will open up from time to time. At this point, I’m thinking Saturday is wetter than Sunday, but Sunday will see temperatures slide just a little bit thanks to a more pronounced easterly wind.

But you’re probably wondering when the endgame is for the humidity. Despite everything that will happen this weekend, there is no relief on that front…literally. We’ll have to wait for a stronger, more well-defined front on Tuesday.

From Wednesday on, it looks great! Quite simply a wonderful stretch of summer days in the making. 

Fair trade for all this humidity? I’ll let you decide that.

Pete