Well it rained.
Not enough, but beggars can’t be choosers here. Generally a quarter of an inch in many spots around Greater Boston and more like a half inch from New Bedford to Hyannis.
Just enough to make puddles and darken the tree bark, but not nearly enough to put a solid dent in the drought. And the next few days will feature more of the same dry, seasonable air.
Thunderstorms firing across New York state with the cold front this evening. Not looking like a true threat from now until 8-9pm, but never say never in weather. A lonely storm may still pop up, but it won’t have the teeth to do much of anything at this point in the day with the sun going down.
Lots of wind and dry air in the forecast for Wednesday. Yes, that means our one day hiatus from the pollen is over. It’s full steam ahead in that respect for the next 4-6 days. Our next real threat for a storm or shower is next Tuesday.
How can we be so confident? Simply put, there are no storms to track; (take that Kurt Vonnegut*) all we are finding are a couple of cold fronts in the next 5-7 days. Warm and cool air will vie for our attention, but steady rain will remain a rare element to the forecast.
* “My advice to writers just starting out? Don’t use semi-colons! They are transvestite hermaphrodites, representing exactly nothing. All they do is suggest you might have gone to college.”