Mild and Wet
Posted by Chris Lambert
Impressive numbers this morning as temperatures start the day near 60 degrees! We'll watch those numbers climb into the low to mid 60s by late morning, then fall through the 50s through the afternoon into the evening. The drop comes with a cold front passing by.
Out ahead of that front, the southerly breezes kick up and showers work in. Early this morning, the most consistent rains are across SE Mass, with the rest of us watching the shower chance go up late morning into the afternoon. Most areas see the rain end late this afternoon, except SE Mass. Since southeast Mass is the first to see the rain settle in and the last to see it go, rain totals there will be the highest. 1/2-1" of rain falls across the Cape, 1/4-1/2" of rain through SE Mass and 1/4" or less from Boston to Worcester to Nashua. Obviously not a huge rain event in the city, and this front hardly puts a dent in the ongoing drought. We're running about 10" below average in the city so a 1/4" or so isn't much more than a drop in the bucket.
Rain clears out for all tonight and colder weather returns. Temps struggle to hit 50 Friday and Saturday, with winds gusting 30-40mph on Friday. Less wind for Saturday, but a chilly day overall. Sunday looks mainly dry, although an early sprinkle with a warm front can't be ruled out. We're in the middle 50s by the afternoon and upper 50s and dry Monday.
Tuesday and Wednesday, the coldest air of the season settles in as 40 is hard to hit by Wednesday. Also by Wednesday, there will be a storm just to our south. If it moves in here late day or at night, it could bring substantial precip through southern New England. With winds NE to E, precip type would favor rain for most as it looks now. I'll leave it at that.
Enjoy the weekend!