I think Nick Emmonds said it best during our 6pm newscast tonight: “Experiencing some ‘June gloom’ today.”  Absolutely correct.  I haven’t heard “June gloom” since I lived in San Diego for college, but that is a perfect description for our weather today.  It’s not the best thing to get a good soaking on a weekend day, but we really do need the rain.  There were some “dry-ish” hours through the day today, but the heavy stuff is working through this evening.  I expect the heaviest rain to move through Worcester County between 8:30-9:30, and inside of 495 into Boston between 9:30 and 10:30pm.  It looks like we’re done with the dumping by around 11pm (for most).  All said and done, rain totals will be around 1 to 1.5″ – with locally higher amounts possible.

Once the gardens and the grass soak up that good drink of water overnight, it’s back to summer-like weather tomorrow.  Monday features partly cloudy skies and temps into the 80s again, under a SW breeze (keeping the sea breeze away).  The Cape and islands will stay in the 70s tomorrow.  Maybe you’ll need to mow the lawn?  Maybe you’ll hit the beach?  Maybe you had some steaks on standby from this wet & gloomy Sunday… you’ll be able to grill them on Monday night!

Well, don’t get too used to this summer-like weather.  It comes and it goes around these parts.  While we still make it to around 80° on Tuesday, things will change up with the passage of a cold front late in the day.  This cold front could also fire up some strong, even potentially severe, thunderstorms.  We’ll be watching for this as the date gets closer.  This front means business, and takes us back to a more spring-like pattern.  Temps top out in the low 70s on Wednesday (which is seasonable), but then struggle to get out of the 60s for the rest of the week.

Meantime, Tropical Storm Colin was named today, located just north of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico.  According to the National Hurricane Center, T.S. Colin is the earliest third tropical storm to form on record in the Atlantic basin.  This storm won’t impact us here in New England, but we’ll continue to track it as it crosses across the Southeast in the next couple of days.  – Breezy

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