Unsettled To Start The Weekend

While not every town picked up an afternoon storm today, towns that did, certainly had torrents of rain.  Winds aloft today were fairly light, meaning the winds that move these storms were slow.  If a storm popped over you, it was slow to move out, and that’s why we had localized flooding issues.  In fact, parts of Framingham picked up 4″ of rain in just 2 hours!

While scattered storms linger into the early evening north and west of Boston, it won’t be long after sunset before they fade out.  Once you lose the daytime heating, you lose what drives these storms.  The rest of the night is quiet with muggy conditions with just an isolated shower.

The weekend looks unsettled overall, but at times, some dry hours are likely.   The wetter and cooler of the 2 days is Saturday with the steadiest of the rain in the morning, through midday.  In the mid to late afternoon, especially north and west of 95, we may catch some dry hours.  We’ll still have a lot of clouds throughout the day, and if winds turn northeast for a while, temps near the coast are stuck in the mid to upper 60s with 70s over the Cape.  Not a beach day, sorry. 

The steadiest rain moves offshore by Sunday, however, enough instability is there to pop scattered showers.  You’ll catch more dry hours than wet, so a better day overall vs. Saturday, but still not exactly a prize forecast.

A passing afternoon storm is possible Monday-Wednesday afternoon, but the pattern favors more dry hours than wet with highs running into the lower to middle 80s.  Thursday and Friday look great with low humidity and highs near 80.

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