Entering the last weekend of June the area continues to be stuck in a persistent pattern of warm and muggy air through the weekend and into next week. June 2013 will go into the record books as one of the wettest ever here in the Boston area. Since the middle of May the area has been locked in a wet pattern and it has showed with the rain totals significantly above normal for the period. In between the showers, storms and heavy rains there have been a few pieces of nice weather and several days where 90 degrees was exceeded, however the overall picture for the month has been one of moist and damp conditions.
With an upper level low to our west in southern Canada and the ridge of high pressure off the Eastern Seaboard the southerly flow of warm and moist air continues. As has been the case most of this past week there is a threat for showers and thunderstorms each and every day through the next five days. This activity will be hit or miss and there is a chance of heavy downpours with even a strong or severe thunderstorm possible. Early next week we could see a more general area of rain cross the region as an active upper level disturbance moves through, starting July off where June ends, that being more moist and damp conditions.
There is still a chance that we see the sun at times, but overall far more clouds than sunshine through this period.
If you are heading to the beach this weekend keep a watchful eye to the sky as a storm could roll through at any time, especially in the afternoon or evening hours. High temperatures in the upper 70s to 80 degrees. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Moderate UV Index and comfortable ocean temperatures.
Boston and the metro north and west suburbs:
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, warm and humid. Chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday night: Chance of evening showers and storms, otherwise mostly cloudy overnight. Areas of fog may develop late. Muggy and warm. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. South winds 10 mph or less.
Sunday: Early morning fog burns off, followed by partly to mostly cloudy skies. Showers and storms may develop in the afternoon. Warm and continued humid. Highs in the low 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday night: Threat for showers and thunderstorms continues. Muggy and warm. Lows around 70 degrees.
Monday and Tuesday: Considerable cloudiness with more numerous showers and storms likely. Continued warm and humid. Patchy fog late at night and early morning. Highs in the upper 70s to 80 degrees. Overnight lows from the mid 60s to 70 degrees.
Wednesday: Not much change with a continued threat of showers and storms. Humid, highs about 80.