Posted by Chris Lambert
Whew... close one last night. What an emotional roller coaster ride watching the end of that Pats game. Fun to watch, but I think a few more grey hairs are starting to show up this morning. Anyway, Monday morning is easier to face after that win, and with nice weather, we do ok to start this week.
Carbon copy, status quo, rinse and repeat, cruise control... call it what you want, the weather today is a lot like yesterday. That means plenty of lower to middle 60s this afternoon, sunshine, a few patches of clouds and a breeze that gusts 20-25+mph at times.
Overall it's a quiet week, with more clouds arriving tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. It'll be dry on Tuesday, although, near day's end, a couple showers could drift into Worcester County. A few showers and sprinkles are scattered about Tuesday night and Wednesday, but I don't expect a lot of rain at this point. Thursday through Saturday look great, and temps near 70 away from the coastline Friday and Saturday.
Long range: Interesting pattern may set-up, to say the least, next weekend, and early into the following week. The next named tropical system could form in the Caribbean and drift into the Bahamas by the start of the weekend, and perhaps move up the coast. A few of the models have this tropical system getting caught and pulled back into the east coast by the second half of next weekend. As the system goes from tropical to non-tropical, wind fields expand and heavy rains become widespread. How this plays into our forecast is still to be determined. We'll continue to track this through the week.