A 30% Dent
Posted by Chris Lambert
Low clouds and fog break for some sun today as temps once again shoot into the middle to upper 70s. Although the first half of the weekend starts off great, it'll certainly change by the second half, as rain picks up and temps drop down.
A front crosses the area late tonight with a few scattered showers after midnight. Winds turn from the SW to the NE late, but temps should hold in the mid 50s overnight. We'll start off tomorrow with hit and miss showers across the area as that front holds. Through the day, those showers gradually become a steadier rain, and as NE winds increase, temps slide from the mid 50s in the mornings to the upper 40s by late afternoon.
Rain and wind pick up tomorrow night as NE winds increase to 20-30 mph with higher gusts at the coast and rain comes down in buckets at times. Heavy rain continues into Monday morning before tapering off to showers. Winds change to the SE Monday morning, gusting 40-50mph at times at the coast. As the rain tapers off by the afternoon, temps should warm to near 60, as puddles begin to shrink.
All in all, we're looking for 2-3" of rain across the area with locally higher amounts possible across the western half of the state, as well as a few spots near the coast or the Cape picking up only 1-2". With rainfall deficits running around 8" for the year, a good 2-3" soaker would put a 30% dent in the negative numbers.