The Pendulum Swings Back
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Felt a little more comfortable today thanks to the decrease in wind. That and a respectable recovery from these morning low temperatures:
Some places shot up over 30 degrees thanks to full sun and a change in wind direction.
Our huge dome of high pressure is now pushing offshore, allowing a south/southwest breeze to take over. Now as the warmer air moves in, some are more concerned about the chances for rain than whether or not we hit 60 degrees. As the map below shows, our rainfall deficit of 6+ inches in Boston since August 1st has pushed us into Moderate Drought.
If you're looking for a rain-maker, this is not your weather system. A boney band of showers attached to this cool front will push through on Thursday afternoon. Expect a ground-wetting for some, and a period of light rain for others. There was some optimism for steadier, all-day rain on Sunday, but that now appears to be overdone.
After this warmup, the weather pattern should stablize near normal for a while. Although the storms stay away,so do these forays into the 60s.