The Road to Sunshine
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Pretty disappointed with the sun's feeble appearance today. What? You missed seeing the disk of the sun through the clouds in Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and Newburyport?
Yeah, I guess it was fleeting...and selective...and weak. Fitting display in this wet, dreary pattern.
We're still fending off the rain tonight. This time, however, it's fighting back...and it has plenty of backup.
The setup is familiar: stalled weather system and a train of rain rippling along it. This time the firehose of rain is focused on the Cape Cod Canal and surrounding towns. I'm seeing storm totals of 2-3" in this area by the time the rain exits tomorrow morning!! That's a lot of water, but thankfully it should just cause the bogs and lowlands to fill, thanks to the fact that we've been in a drought since the first of the year. Nevertheless, expect a slow ride in the VERY early morning (5-7am) along Rt. 3, the lower end of I495 and Rt. 6: lots of ponding and wheel spray on the roads.
There's more than optimism about sun tomorrow. Drier winds blowing in from the west will dry out the atmosphere and bring back the sun. With an unstable airmass overhead, we could still pop up a shower in the afternoon, however. Ditto for Friday as the temps dip a hair.
The weekend however, is looking dandy. Sunshine, temps in the mid 70s, a drying west wind...how did we manage that?
Um, I think I'll stop right there for fear of jinxing it.