Posted by Pete Bouchard
After roasting then melting in the heat last week, things have turned around a bit. The "other" summer has returned, one with the somewhat sticky air and better chances for rain and storms.
"I am waiting for you, Vizzini! You told me to go back to the beginning... so I have."
Inigo Montoya, Princess Bride, 1987
But hang on. We're NOT going back to the wet June weather that brought us endless rain and cool temps. It just means that you won't have to wait for 3-4 days to see a drop of rain. In fact, you won't have to wait until tomorrow either. A few showers are popping up this evening, and as the night wears on, more will form and drift in from Western Mass.
Downpours and rumbles of thunder are possible too as the airmass continues to get heavier and heavier (read: increasing moisture) tomorrow. Hardest hit areas will be through Central and Western Mass. where up to 2+ inches may fall:
Now these numbers are just a guide. Just because there is no rain out on Cape Cod doesn't mean we'll come away dry. Random downpours could stray ANYWHERE, so keep an eye out tonight/tomorrow.
We'll get a break from the rain by midweek, and then the humidity will drop for most spots (except Southeast Mass.) by Thursday. As the sticky air comes roaring back on Friday and into the weekend, the shower threat should increase as well (but not all-day rain).
Got it? In short, not a bad summer week.