Sun to Soakers

We’re off to a comfy, but cool start to the weekend with temps this morning dropping into the 40s in the coolest suburbs!  We also had a nice sunrise with just a few thin clouds mixing in, allowing for plenty of reds and oranges.  

Those clouds thicken up through the day, hinting at what’s to come.  Highs today range from the upper 60s at the coast to the middle 70s inland.  A bit cool at the beaches, but great on the golf courses (stay out of “the beach” on those). 

I can’t rule out a late-day shower outside 495 today, but the better chance for scattered showers arrive this evening.  They’ll be hit and miss this evening, so I wouldn’t necessarily count on constant downpours for a dinner date or a concert, but I’d keep the umbrella handy for some drops here and there.  I do expect widespread downpours late overnight and into tomorrow morning (2am-9am Sunday) as an unusually strong area of low pressure pushes in tons of moisture and a strong easterly wind.  East to southeast winds increase tonight, gusting 40-50mph by Sunday morning, with the highest gusts across the Cape and Islands.  Many towns pick up 1-2″ of rain, and with a good chunk of that falling in a short period of time in the morning, there may be some localized flooding in poor drainage areas.  Rivers and streams should be able to handle the water. 

Sunday’s forecast features those gusty winds and downpours in the morning (even a few thunderstorms over far southeast Mass if we break into the warmer, more humid air), then just a leftover shower amid some dry hours for the afternoon.  Winds along the coast also diminish in the afternoon.  Temps tomorrow widely vary from the upper 50s/lower 60s across the North Shore/Northern Mass and Southern New Hampshire to the mid 70s across far Southeast Mass.  If you’re trying to sneak in some beach time tomorrow, the best place to try tomorrow afternoon would be the Cape and Islands.  

The weather looks better next week with temps in the 70s to near 80.  There may be a passing storm Wednesday and a shower late Friday, but otherwise the workweek looks quiet. 

Enjoy the weekend and stay dry!  

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