A slow moving front drifting through our area yesterday was good enough to trigger scattered downpours throughout the day. At times, buckets of rain came down for some towns, at other times, some sun. That front is now stuck over eastern Mass this morning, and is triggering localized downpours across far Southeast Mass, mainly around Buzzards Bay the Cape and the Vineyard. The focus of most showers will be over far SE Mass through the mid to late morning hours (60-70% of this area catches rain). There is a flash flood watch for Southern Bristol County until 4pm today for the chance a few downpours could drop a quick 1-2" of rain, creating localized street flooding. Fall River and New Bedford are prone to that, so we’ll keep an eye on where a few of these downpours set up this morning.
While most of the morning is dry near and northwest of I-95, a few midday/afternoon showers and storms could pop, giving about 30% of us a downpour or two to break up the dry stretches we have through the day. Temps this afternoon range from near 75 at the coast to around 80 inland.
Sunday will feature a few more scattered showers, best chance through the first half of the day. It seems like in the afternoon, the best chance for a shower/storm is west of Worcester by mid to late afternoon. Afternoon temps run near 74 coast, 79 inland.
How bout the high humidity? Outside 495, we did catch some drier air move in this morning, however, that lower humidity won’t make it to eastern mass as a northeast to east flow pushes it back to our west late-day/tonight. The humidity however will lower by Wednesday as Tuesday’s cold front sweeps out the muggies for at least a few days.
Have a good weekend and stay dry!
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