Yet another morning here in December with temperatures way above normal---we're sitting in the upper 40s, our normal high temp for this time of year!! We also have a bunch of leftover clouds & even a pocket of showers moving through New England. This is the caboose of our weather system from yesterday. You will need that umbrella for a couple of hours this morning but after 9am...all done as sunshine returns. As for the temps, they will stay in the mid 40s for the entire day.
As we work toward tomorrow, it's a brighter day but also a colder day with temperatures crawling to 40 by afternoon. Thursday offers more sunshine and temps running in the low 40s. In fact, we can push this dry stretch of weather right into the start of the weekend with high pressure moving slow. Plan on sunshine into Saturday with temps briefly warming on Friday (upper 40s) then backing off on Saturday.
Our next storm will affect us on Sunday and this will mark the beginning of a colder pattern/storminess. Still thinking rain for coastal areas of Sunday but it will be a chilly. light rain with temps near 40 but inland (west of I-95) there will be a period of some snow Sunday morning into the afternoon. Perhaps enough to push around before changing to rain as well by Sunday evening. Plan on a cold rain at Gillette Sunday night. More on this later.
Heavy rain is on the move! All afternoon long it was stalled over Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Heavy pulses of rain traveled over the same towns and cities - a process meteorologists call "training" - resulting in flash flooding in some counties to our west.
Another day where we have cool, ocean air battling warmer land air leading to a clash of air. That means clouds, drizzle, fog, humidity (frizzy hair) for much of the day. It's not a washout though. The highest chance of rain is this morning--until 9:30am and then later this afternoon (after 3pm). In between, you will see a lot of clouds but also some sunshine at times. Even limited sun will be able to shove temps well into the 70s. This warm & humid air is what will lead to another round of showers & t-storms later today. Some of the storms will be intense. Like the past two days the strongest storms will be in western New England. Only isolated showers/ thunderstorms are expected along the coastline later today. Sox game will have the risk of some showers but they should be able to play that game. Welcome back Tito!