Back at it with the warmth today---but we'll need to do a little work to get there. Yesterday morning, many towns started the day in the upper 40s while today we are down in the low to mid 30s right now. As we step through the day clouds will take over the sky but despite a mostly cloudy day, the afternoon temps will be mild once again--reaching the mid 50s. Warm again tonight with cloudy skies out ahead of a cool front. That front will toss a few showers our way toward daybreak Wednesday.
Wednesday marks midweek and also a day of transition with a cool front crossing the region. We start the day warm--like Monday warm--low 50s as well as clouds/showers. Those showers will depart by 11am...sadly, that's about the time the 50s will bounce out of town as well. Look for some sun by afternoon.
You will have all sorts of sunshine by Thursday as high pressure returns to the region. December temps will also return with afternoon highs barely reaching 40 by the afternoon. Sunshine prevails again on Friday.
I hope I'm not jinxing us with this statement.."The recent wet pattern is over....onto sunshine & a more summer- like pattern.." The last time someone from 7 weather called a pattern change too soon we got a blizzard and 3 subsequent nor'easters (looking at you Pete!!--LOL). We don't have to worry about any blizzards or nor'easters but one never knows in the new world order.
If you were caught in those 'cloudbursts' today, you had more than you could handle in the rain department. Torrents fell in a short amount of time - what we deem 'flash flooding' in the weather biz. Since it happens suddenly, the National Weather Service has adopted the acronym TADD:
Bam. Pow! Those were some nasty storms last evening with some towns in metrowest & the city itself blasted with locally heavy rain, hail, lightning and strong wind gusts. A cool front is the culprit and that front will linger across the region again today. That means another round of some scattered showers & t-storms likely.
Heat and a bit of humidity fed a strong - and sometimes severe - line of thunderstorms today. By the time the dinner hour rolled around (6pm-ish), the storms had consolidated into a line. Everyone got a drink of water and a big drop in temperatures - some falling nearly 20 degrees in minutes!