Forecast discussion: A swath of moisture is moving into New England this evening, and will be with us until Monday afternoon. We will see drier weather and lower dewpoints by the middle of the week, before the end of the week ends cloudy and wet.
Right now, two different systems are beginning to bring precipitation into Southern New England. The first feature is a low pressure system moving just east of Cape Cod, MA. This low will help bring showers and periods of rain into parts of Boston this evening. After midnight, a cold front passing into the Mid-Atlantic States will help trigger more showers and possible thunderstorms into Monday afternoon. We should see a little sunshine, as the cold front moves offshore, and high pressure over Ohio helps bring drier air over the region.
This high will be slowly moving to the east, so we will see mostly sunny skies for all of Tuesday and Wednesday. Also, dewpoint temperatures will drop off slightly, making the air feel more comfortable. Also, temperatures on Tuesday night will be low enough to shut off air conditioners and keep windows open.
As we go into Thursday, a frontal boundary over the Rockies will move towards the east coast. It will help trigger some showers and heavier precipitation in isolated areas before midnight. The front will meet with a developing area of low pressure over the Virginias, which will slowly move northward. The two systems will combine their energies on Friday, when we might see some heavy rainfall.
As we go into the weekend, the front and low pressure center will move offshore by early Saturday morning, but another weak disturbance behind the front may help trigger more showers Saturday afternoon. The showers will move offshore by early Sunday morning, allowing for some filtered sunshine by the afternoon.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, with patchy fog developing. We will see a low of 68.
Monday: Scattered showers and periods of rain ending by the late afternoon. We should see some partial clearing before sunset. I’m calling for a high of 84 with west-southwest winds of 10-13 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (7:05 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs): Partly cloudy, 79.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 64. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 5-8 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 83.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 63.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 84.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 67.
Thursday: Cloudy with showers and possible periods of rain developing by the evening. Highs 81-84, lows 66-69.
Friday: Showers and periods of rain starting by mid-morning. Highs 83-86, lows 67-70.
Saturday: Showers end just after midnight in the morning, but remaining cloudy with showers re-developing in the late afternoon. Highs 83-86, lows 65-68.
Sunday: Showers end by the early morning, becoming partly sunny. Highs 82-85, lows 66-69.