Sneaky Storm System
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Showers arrived a little ahead of schedule this afternoon. While they weren't very robust, they certainly did bring down the temperatures. We went from low 80s to the low 70s in about 2 hrs time. Don't expect much cooling beyond that though as the dewpoints have jumped as well.
That (and a stiff south wind) tells me this system is inhaling a good batch of moist air. As sprinkles turn to showers tonight, this sneaky system may also have enough horsepower to spread out a few downpours or a rumble of thunder after midnight. Even into the early morning, the rain will be slow to exit, so that (and the fact that tomorrow is Friday) could slow the commute.
Weekend is filled with footnotes to the forecast. Best way I can describe it is "decent". And the best way to graphically depict it is with this:
Tube height corresponds to rain threat. Higher the tube, the greater the chance for rain. As shown, Saturday AM and Sunday PM both feature about a 50% chance of getting wet. Other time periods will have a blend of sun and clouds.
That about wraps up the weekend. Man, that was easier than I thought.
Next week can be summed up with one word: autumn-like. Cool air will invade New England and keep us pinned the 70s during the afternoon and 50s - possibly isolated 40s in the colder suburbs - during the evening.
Autumn? In August? Only one response to that: