Quiet Couple Days
Posted by Chris Lambert
It felt like a late April/early May day yesterday with temps near 60, a gusty wind and scattered thunderstorms. Most towns picked up between 0.50-1.00" of rain, and winds gusted up to 63mph in Harwichport and 59mph in Plymouth.
The rain is long gone this morning, but a gusty wind continues, this time from the west. We won't have gusts to 60mph like yesterday, but it'll be a hold on to your hat type day with gusts 30-45mph. The strongest gusts occur over the higher terrain of southern N.H. and Worcester County, where a wind advisory is in place until 7:00PM.
There's also a flood watch still in place for N.H. and central and western Mass. We didn't get a ton of rain, but the rain we did get, plus melting snow, will allow for rivers and streams to rise. As that rise takes place, ice on the streams and rivers can crack and break apart, and could cause ice jams. If that occurs, flooding is possible behind the ice jam/blocked area. The flood watch is in place through this afternoon.
We're quiet the next couple of days and still mild with highs today in the mid 40s and lower 50s tomorrow.
Rain arrives Tuesday, with the steadiest in the afternoon, and it's possible to see another batch of showers/snow showers arrive Wednesday afternoon/night.
After that, it'll be seasonable and dry to end the week, and colder by next weekend. While it'll be colder, it won't be the bitter, Arctic air we just saw. Long range, it's possible some of that starts to return to the U.S. by the end of the month, so we'll see how that plays out for us. Bottom line, we're in a bit of a reprieve from winter weather, but we're a long way from being done.
Enjoy your Sunday... and what a game last night!