For The Rest Of Today: An area of low pressure is currently located near southern New Jersey. This low pressure system will head nearly due north through New England this afternoon into tonight. In addition, a cold front is currently located over the eastern Great Lakes region. This frontal boundary and an associated upper level low pressure system will take its time moving eastward.
What all this means is that fairly widespread showers and perhaps an embedded thunderstorm or two will be moving from south to north across Western and Central Mass throughout the rest of this morning into early this afternoon. The showers will become much more scattered in nature during the mid and late afternoon hours.
An easterly wind flow throughout the rest of the day today will keep our temperatures from rising very much. Temperature readings the rest of today will remain between 56 and 61 Degrees.
Tonight: That low pressure system will move towards northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes tonight. I expect plenty of clouds with areas of drizzle and fog throughout tonight. Temperatures tonight will remain steady in the 50 to 55 Degree range.
Friday: A cold front and its associated upper level low pressure system will cross southern New England during Friday.
I think that we will see a mixture of sunshine and clouds to start the day Friday, however, puffy cumulus clouds will build up by midday with a few showers and maybe a very low risk of a thunderstorm during Friday afternoon.
High temperatures Friday will be between 65 and 70 Degrees.
Saturday: Saturday will be the nice day of this weekend as an area of high pressure will be located to our south. Even though, much of the day will feature a mixture of sunshine and clouds, it is expected to be rain-free.
High temperatures Saturday will be between 75 and 80 Degrees.
Sunday Through Monday: A very active and stormy weather pattern is expected from late this weekend through early next week as a number of upper level weather disturbances move through the region. Each new weather disturbance will bring with it scattered shower and thunderstorm activity.
The first upper level weather disturbance will move through on Sunday afternoon and evening. I think that we will see showers develop by late Sunday morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. High temperatures Sunday will be near 75 Degrees. In addition, it will be humid on Sunday will dew point temperatures in the 60’s.
The second upper level weather disturbance will move through during Monday afternoon bringing with it a round of showers and thunderstorms throughout Monday afternoon. High temperatures Monday will be between 75 and 80 Degrees. In addition, it will be quite humid on Monday with dew point temperatures between 65 and 70 Degrees.
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