Damp Weekend Ahead

That cool onshore breeze has been persistent for a couple of days now, and is here to stay for the duration. In fact, onshore winds hold on into much of next week too.

Despite not having much rain the last couple of days, our rain chances increase the next couple of days with beneficial showers working in for many. The timing’s not great for the weekend plans, but we can use all the rain we can get. Most towns start dry this morning, aside from a few showers across the Islands. Showers do move from south to north mid to late morning with the best chance for lunch time wet weather, mainly south of the Pike. Showers and drizzle expand northbound this afternoon, so many experience a wet evening commute as rain becomes more widespread. Locally heavier showers are possible late today, tonight and through the first half of tomorrow.

This is the time frame is where we pick up the most of our rain totals of 0.50-1″ with the potential of locally 1-2″ if some heavier burst come on through, especially south of the Pike. The lowest totals are likely to reside across Southern NH.

Heading to Fenway? Highest rain chance is tonight, drizzle and scattered showers Saturday night and patchy light drizzle Sunday.  Overall, expect it to be damp and cool with the wind blowing in. Whether they play or not depends on the intensity of the rain.

Although rain amounts won’t be all that high Sunday, a cool onshore breeze keeps a lot of low level moisture in place with some morning and midday drizzle. It’s possible to get some dry patches in the afternoon, but don’t plan on any big warm-up as highs hold in the upper 50s to near 60.

In the meantime, the action in the tropics right now is all about Matthew, which is now a cat 2 hurricane with winds of 100mph. Below is the track from the National Hurricane Center as of 5am.  Beyond midweek next week, we’ll watch where Matthew goes as it moves north. It’s too soon to say if it’s too close for comfort for the east coast of the US or if it gets kicked out to sea. It all depends how fast north Matthew moves. If its a bit on the slower side, then the trough moving toward the east coast late next week may push it in time to curve it northeast, once it’s north of the Bahamas.  Plenty of time to watch it.