Although today will be drier than recent days we are now focusing on another storm that will dump more rain on the area Thursday afternoon into Friday. Lingering showers could be around Friday night before fair skies return for the weekend.
Here are the details: Low pressure is skirting out to sea today. An upper level disturbance is also moving eastward through the area and this will help to hold lots of clouds in the area for most of the day with a few widely scattered showers possible. There will also be peeks of sunshine. It will get breezy as winds kick up to 25 mph from the northwest. High temperatures should max out in the low 70s through the interior to the upper 60s closer to the coast.
Tonight, clouds early, followed by clearing skies through the overnight. Winds will diminish toward sunset and we will be set up for a cool and nearly calm night. Lows will fall to the upper 40s to 50 degrees through the interior, low 50s coast to about 55 in Boston.
Low pressure will be moving out of the Ohio Valley and is forecast to track south of New England. This is a vigorous system that could pose yet another flood threat with heavy rain. As we mentioned yesterday the area has already had a significant amount of water the first 1/3rd of the month and once this storm is finished with us we will be several inches above June’s average rainfall.
Rain is expected to overspread the area by Thursday afternoon and then could become heavy at times overnight. The storm will deepen as it moves just south of Long Island early Friday and southeast of Nantucket Friday night. The rain is likely to linger through a good portion of the day on Friday with some leftover moisture into Friday night. The National Weather Service is indicating a widespread 1.5 to 2.5+ inches of rain could be realized before all is said and done. Also, winds could become a factor with the possibility of gusts to 40 mph from the northeast later Thursday night into Friday.
High temperatures Thursday near 65 degrees and will likely occur in the morning. Cool Thursday night, lows in the low 50s then only climbing to the upper 50s to 60 degrees Friday.
Clouds may be tough to scour out Friday night, especially near the coast but the weekend looks nice as high pressure pays a visit. Morning sunshine and some afternoon fair weather clouds should be in place both days. Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Later Sunday night clouds begin to roll in ahead of yet another system that may give us showers Monday.