Firming Up The Forecast
Posted by Pete Bouchard
There was a weather epiphany of sorts when I looked at the weather map this afternoon. Gone is the trepidation, the fretting, the aura of a wet weather pattern - and with it the noncommital extended forecast. I have more confidence in forecasting sun, warmer temps, and an overall summery feel to the extended forecast.
And it starts with the weekend.
But hang on. We're not jumping right into the upper 80s and 90s in the coming days. It's just that veil of uncertainty has been lifted and the signs are pointing to more 70s and 80s versus 60s (or even 50s) and 70s.
First off, the storms from today...fading fast this evening and put to bed for the night. There were reports of small hail in Danvers, Middleton, Mansfield and Lakeville. This mini outbreak was courtesy of a pool of cold air thousands of feet up. The sun popped the clouds, the clouds grew into storms and now the storms are fizzling as the sun goes down.
Tomorrow it's a front that will kick off the storms. What's changed about the forecast is the development of a southwest wind which will boost us to the near 80! More of the same on Saturday, although 80 is the topmost limit of the temperature range.
Showers may arrive over the weekend, but they will threaten overnight Saturday, then exit pre-dawn Sunday. Good timing or what? (Kind of like the Cs!)
Get that jungle hopping tonight folks. I wanna be able to hear you here at Channel 7. Come on, we're only a few blocks away.