Posted by Pete Bouchard
Heavy-handed storms pounded Southeast Mass. this afternoon with many spots from Fall River to Chatham picking up 2-3 inches of rain in a matter of an hour! It all came around high tide in Fall River, so without a place for the water to go, it flooded roads, parking lots and many basements.
Those downpours fed off soupy, moisture-laden air that was hovering over the Commonwealth all through the day. As the storms pass off Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard this evening, we're changing out the airmass and lowering the humidity.
Tomorrow won't be refreshing or cool, but the air will seem a little thinner than today. Storms will stay away too, and with highs near 80, summer will seem to return for a day...
..or two. Friday is also warm and sticky, with an outside chance 40% of a storm.
With Hurricane Leslie lurking offshore, the weekend is turning wetter. It's not Leslie herself who will hit us with water, but the fact that as she lollygags offshore she will back up weather systems in the Northeast. That means the front that would normally swing through late Saturday stalls over us on Sunday and washes out the day. Here's the catch though: if Leslie gets a move on, Sunday could dry out in the afternoon.
In the meantime, we'll just wait for her next chess move.