I’m reminded of the scene in Miss Congeniality when Miss Rhode Island is asked, “Describe the perfect date.”   She replies, “Hmmm, that’s a tough one.  I’d have to say April 25th, because it’s not too hot and and it’s not too cold.  All you need is a light jacket!”  This was running through my head all day today.    Think about it; what do you keep the thermostat in the house set at?  70?  68?  71?  Well, air temperatures (the numbers you see on our “current temps” map) are taken OUT of the direct sunlight.  So on a day like today, if you’re too cold, you just need to step into the sun!  If you’re too hot, just step into the shade!  #Perfect?  I think so.

Okay, enough about today… because inevitably, someone will still complain about the conditions.  I get it; it’s all about perspective… and highs today were below average for this time of year.  That is to say, it’s been cool for June standards.  Well get back to “normal” this weekend, with highs topping out in the mid to upper 70s both Saturday and Sunday.  All things considered, it really is a great weekend.  Think about the last couple of weekends when we were forced to choose between a sunny Saturday and a soaking Sunday.  This weekend we won’t lose an entire day to rain.  However, there’s still a chance for showers and storms.

Saturday is our best shot at any precipitation in the next several days.  While rain on the weekend isn’t ever ideal, think “free drink for the lawn.”  Saturday is a great day to be “weather aware.”  While we are still in “wait-and-see” mode, I always like to say “prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”  We start the morning off with sunshine, before the clouds win out by mid-day.  In the afternoon, storms will be working in from the WNW, but do they make it into our area?  That’s the question.  For now, it doesn’t look like all of the ingredients are in place for us to see strong storms in MetroWest.  Nevertheless, the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has us in the “Slight Risk” area for tomorrow’s storm forecast:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html.  If storms do develop, we could be in for gusty/damaging winds, downpours and hail.  We’re watching this very closely and we’ll be tracking it through the day tomorrow.  Just remember, “When thunder roars, go indoors!”  #WeatherAware

A lingering shower might work through early on Sunday morning, but then the rest of the day looks dry.  Windy conditions are back in the forecast for both Sunday and Monday, before the real return of summer-like conditions for the middle of next week.  “70-ish” is a popular number through the next week.  No real heat on the horizon.  Have a great weekend!  –  Breezy