Love That Dirty Water
Posted by Pete Bouchard
First widespread thunderstorm event of the season! Gutters, storm drains, parking lots, overpasses and culverts filled with the downpours this afternoon. While there were still some misses, there were plenty of hits - especially on the South Shore, where Braintree picked up over 1" of rain (and counting as of this typing).
May be some stragglers this evening, but the trend will be to dry out and fog in. All this storminess was sponsored by an upper level storm system, which is rolling out of town tonight.
In it's wake, we have a summer day on tap tomorrow! After the fog burns off, the sun will share time with a few clouds. Most importantly, the temps rebound to the upper 70s to near 80 and the southwest wind keeps the air muggy. You could make the argument for a beach day, but the best spots will be the north-facing beaches. The Cape/Islands will be cooler - and likely fighting back fog for much of the afternoon.
Weekend's doing the switchup. Saturday now looks better than Mother's Day. Lots of folks have plans this weekend, and depending on the time of your event, things may work out. Driest time on Saturday is late morning through early afternoon, and best time Sunday is, well, anytime. Sunday's forecast will have more clouds than sun, with a slight chance at a shower or sprinkle throughout the day. The issue on that day is a stalled cool front. It moves a whole 50-75 miles during the day!