Warming Up For Mom

It’s all in the wind direction this time of year, and yesterday was a great example of that.  As a cool front with chilly ocean air entered eastern New England, temps fell to the 50s along the coastline despite the sunshine.  Meantime, it was in the upper 80s to near 90 across the western half of the state and the western half of Connecticut!

That cool ocean air overnight was also able to produce some low clouds that linger this morning before breaking apart for some late morning/afternoon sun.  The wind does turn to the south/southeast, a somewhat milder wind direction along the coast, where temps reach the 60s.  We’ll be in the mid to upper 70s inland.

Southerly winds continue to increase the humidity overnight, and temps start off near 60 early Sunday morning.  With a southwest wind strong enough tomorrow to prevent a sea breeze from kicking in, widespread warmth is expected with temps running in the mid to upper 80s from Boston, points north and west. We’ll run 75-80 on the South Shore and 65-70 for the Cape/Islands.  Outdoor lunch or dinner for mom sounds great!

Monday’s forecast temperature wise is a bit of a challenge.  We may see temps warm well into the 70s to near 80 by late morning, then get shoved back into the 50s and 60s, especially along the coastline as winds turn onshore again.  A passing shower/storm possible, but much of the time will be dry.

In the Tropics… Ana has made a transition from a sub-tropical storm to a tropical storm and is expected to bring plenty of rain and large seas to the Carolina coastline this weekend.  While hurricane season starts June 1st, occasionally tropical storms do form earlier.  In fact, May is the month that has the most “out of season” tropical storms that form. The strongest was Hurricane Able in 1951.  http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/earlyseason.asp

Ana will have little impact on us in New England other than large swells along the south facing coasts, and perhaps add a touch of moisture to the atmosphere that’ll help spark a shower or thunderstorm Tuesday as a cold front heads toward us.  Mid to late week will feature lower humidity and cooler temps.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

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