While nowhere near as bad as yesterday, there continues to be some smoky, hazy skies across the entire area. It is expected that smoky, hazy skies will continue through this afternoon with temperatures between 85 and 90 Degrees. Some Strong To Severe Thunderstorms Are Possible Between 6 pm This Evening & Midnight Tonight: A frontal system is expected to push across Southern New England this evening and it will bring with it a round of thunderstorms and some of them may be strong to severe. It is anticipated that thunderstorms will begin to affect Western and Central Mass by around 6 pm this evening and then continue throughout this evening. These thunderstorms are forecast to move out of our area by about midnight tonight. Some of the thunderstorms may be strong to severe with wind gusts of up to 50-60 mph, very heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. Red Sox & Woo Sox Game Forecasts For This Evening: Partly cloudy skies are expected at the start of both games with temperatures in the mid 80s. Thunderstorms are expected in Worcester by about 8-9 pm and this will probably lead to at least a rain delay & a possible game postponement. As for Boston, thunderstorms are expected to begin between about 9 and 10 pm and this could lead to a rain delay near the end of the game. Wednesday is expected to start out cloudy, but is expected to become sunny during the afternoon. High temperatures Wednesday will be between 75 and 80 Degrees.

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After a 10-plus rated weather day across all of Southern New England, clouds are expected to be on the increase Tonight as a frontal boundary pushes eastward across the central and eastern Great Lakes. Showers will overspread all of Western and Central Mass very late tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be near 65 Degrees. Sunday: A round of showers are expected during the morning with a round of showers and thunderstorms expected during the mid and late afternoon hours. There should be about a 4 to 6 hour break or so between the two rounds. Showers will move across Western and Central Mass throughout a good part of the morning on Sunday. The air mass is expected to be humid and thus some heavy rainfall looks likely with some of these showers. This first round of showers will push out of the area by about 10 am to midday or so and there should be a break in the rainfall during the early afternoon hours. A round of showers and thunderstorms, associated with the actual frontal system, will push into Western Mass by about 3-4 pm or so and then into Central Mass by about 4-5 pm or so. How unstable the air is will depend on whether we see any breaks of brief sunshine during the early afternoon hours. I think that Western Mass has the greater chance of seeing a more unstable environment and thus a greater chance of a few strong to severe thunderstorms. Any strong to severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing wind gusts of up to 50-60 mph, frequent lightning and very heavy rainfall. The shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to end by 6-7 pm or so on Sunday evening. High temperatures Sunday will be between 75 and 80 Degrees with humid conditions. Monday looks partly sunny, very warm and humid with high temperatures near 85 Degrees. Areas along and north of Route 2 might have to watch for a late afternoon shower or thunderstorm. The rest of Western and Central Mass is currently expected to stay dry on Monday.

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This Afternoon & Tonight: A stationary front extends across central Connecticut, central Rhode Island and southeastern Mass. This front will be the focus area for more shower and thunderstorm development this afternoon across Western and Central Mass. I expect to see the shower and thunderstorm coverage increase starting between 12 and 2 pm this afternoon. The highest coverage of shower and thunderstorm activity will be found near and south of the Mass Pike with more of a scattered nature of shower and thunderstorm activity found north of the Mass Pike. It is expected that the shower and thunderstorm activity will continue through the first half of tonight before very slowly ending well after midnight tonight. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with locally much higher amounts are expected this afternoon into tonight. This additional rainfall is likely to lead to even more rapid flash flooding of urban areas and streams and small rivers. In addition, the bigger rivers, such as the Connecticut River and the Blackstone River may even approach and exceed flood stage The severe weather threat this afternoon and tonight looks low as the atmosphere is more stable today as compared to yesterday – but still, these heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce a lot of much unneeded rainfall. Temperatures this afternoon will be around 75 Degrees. Monday looks cloudy and there is likely to be a few showers around. Fortunately, the atmosphere will dry out a little and because of this, the heavy rainfall threat will be extremely low on Monday. High temperatures Monday will be between 70 and 75 Degrees.

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