Summer Takes A Bow
Posted by Pete Bouchard
On this day back to work and school, summer went out with a bang...literally.
From Providence to Provincetown the storms had the afternoon. Intense rain, VIVID, frequent lightning and some small hail all accompanied the cluster of storms that moved through from 3pm to 7pm. An ominous sky also was noted as far north as Bridgewater:
Thanks to @iseedeadbugs495 (nice handle) for that. What you're seeing are mammatus clouds, essentially downward moving air around the anvil of a thunderstorm. Huh? Um, just neat looking (harmless) clouds.
It was all from a cool front pushing into Western New England. And, as it's name implies, the air will get cool in its wake, - but we still manage another day in the low 80s tomorrow. Dry, refreshing air will shuffle in on a gentle west/southwest breeze.
The game-changer is the second cold front that arrives on Thursday morning. It has a two-pronged approach to cooling us off: clouds for the first half of the day, and cooler air seeping in through the second half. We never really get a jump on the temperatures, so we'll be left to wallow in the mid/upper 60s...even after starting in the low 60s.
If that's not enough, Friday is both cool to start and cool to finish. Again, highs only in the 60s.
Welcome to autumn!