A simple story ahead with high pressure anchored here in New England until Sunday. You can plan mostly sunny days & mainly clear nights. Our temperatures today will reach the low & mid 40s and then take a run at 50 by tomorrow afternoon. A cool front looks to drop into New England on Saturday sending afternoon temps back into the low 40s. See? Simple!
Sunday and beyond?.....Not so much. The pattern becomes active and a number of storms will take a swipe at us for the next 2-3 weeks! They won't all be snow or rain, likely a mix of both and the first one on the docket looks to be just that.
Here are some early thoughts:
*Storm affects region in the Sunday-Monday timeframe
*Look for patchy light snow/flurries on Sunday afternoon. Little to no accumulation expected
*Patriots game will feature flurries and/or sprinkles--not expecting any heavy rain or snow
*Monday will see the light mix of precipitation become steadier & heavier by afternoon & evening
*Looks like mainly a rain event for coastal cities & towns with snow farther inland
*Some plowing of the snow appears likely right now---along I-495 AND north of the MA Pike greatest risk of plowable snow
*Possible 2nd storm next Wednesday--more on that later!
Summer officially starts Friday at 1:04 A.M., and Mother Nature's sending in summer weather for us just in time. Mid to late June averages highs near 80 degrees, and we'll be there temperature-wise over the next few days. Mostly dry too!
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.