The Wheel of Weather

Seems like we’ve had just about everything this Memorial Day weekend.  From sizzling beach temps and record highs in the 90s on Saturday, to sweatshirt weather and 50s and 60s on Sunday, the numbers have certainly run the gamut.  While the temps have bounced all over the place, many towns did remain many dry Saturday and Sunday.  That changes this morning as widespread showers and embedded downpours roll in.

Despite temperatures this morning only in the 50s, there’s a plume of tropical moisture working in at the mid levels.  With the atmosphere ringing out some of that ample moisture, we have ourselves some heavy rain out there early and often.  While not all towns will see buckets of rain, locally, 1-2″ can quickly fall in this plume of moisture.  That’s enough to cause ponding on the roads and localized street flooding.  Stream/river flooding shouldn’t be an issue.  While a few localized areas pick up that 1-2″, other towns may only catch 0.25″ or less.  So rainfall totals will vary across the area, but overall, I do expect a soaking for the lawns/gardens.

BBQ washout?  Not necessarily.  Despite downpours hammering the area this morning, there’s a tendency to fade out the bulk of the action by this afternoon.  That means, it’s still possible to string together a few dry hours this afternoon and allow those grills to fire up.  With that said, still keep an eye on the radar as a few towns will likely still catch a shower or two, the coverage area of that rain is not nearly as extensive though.  Temps this afternoon jump into the 70s once the winds shift.  Enough peeks of sun northwest of Boston, and near 80 is possible.

The weather’s a winner tomorrow, low to mid 80s widespread with 70s on the Cape.

The rest of the weeken is closer to seasonal levels and the risk for a few scattered showers arrives by next weekend.

Have a good day, stay dry.

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