While we did catch some dry stretches and occasional breaks of sun, obviously it wasn’t the best day for outdoor plans as some late morning and early afternoon thunderstorms came rolling across.  For a couple hours, it was nasty in some towns with the cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds and torrential rains.  The heaviest rain set up in a narrow band just north of the Mass Pike in Worcester and Middlesex counties, where some towns picked up a quick 1″+.  That led to some street flooding issues, including in some parts of Worcester.

The late afternoon radar is quieter overall with just isolated showers/storms on it, so you will get some dry stretches back in here.  The highest instability late this afternoon and early this evening will be across the western half of New England, so we’ll have to still keep an eye on a few of those storms across southwestern New Hampshire and western Mass to be on the strong side.  Closer to the 495 belt and toward the coastline, the threat for severe storms is not as high.

We still have one more unsettled day ahead of us for Monday.  The activity may start early as well, in fact near sunrise and during the morning commute as energy along a lingering front moves in and triggers scattered storms.  We’ll watch for the potential of locally heavy rain again tomorrow, and even the possibility of a couple of these storms becoming strong/severe.  The highest chance for rain for much of eastern Mass is in the morning to lunchtime as some drier air tries to punch in by mid afternoon.  A few afternoon storms will likely re-fire north and west of Boston in the late afternoon as a cold front finally moves in. 

That cold front sweeps through late tomorrow lowers the humidity and dries us out for much of the upcoming work week.

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