Rain and wind are certainly the story this morning as an unusually strong area of low pressure pushes in tons of moisture and a strong easterly wind. East to southeast have already gusted 40+ mph in many towns, including a 58mph gust on Nantucket, 52mph gust in Fairhaven and a 51mph gust in Woods Hole. With leaves fully out, a few downed trees/tree branches have produce pockets of power outages. Many towns have picked up 1″ of rain, a few towns locally higher, and with a few more scattered downpours this morning, there may be some localized flooding in poor drainage areas as well as urban areas. Rivers and streams should be able to handle the water. Rain totals in many towns end in the 1-2″ range, but a few towns may exceed that.
While today’s forecast features the bulk of the gusty winds and downpours in the morning (even a few cracks of thunder), we’ll still have a few leftover scattered showers in the afternoon amid some dry spells as well. 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 lower 70s across far Southeast Mass.
The weather looks better next week with temps in the 70s to near 80. It’s a fast pattern, so we’ll periodically catch a few showers/thunderstorms. The next best chance for that is Wednesday. I did put a drop on the 7day forecast for The 4th, but it doesn’t look like a major storm moving in. There may be some showers either late Friday or early Saturday… exact timing to be determined, but that’s what that drop is there for.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and try to stay dry!