Mom, It's Not My Fault
Posted by Chris Lambert
How many of you moms have heard the line of this blog's title over the years? Yup, and just like your kids, I've used that one myself back in the day. This go around, I can say "It's not my fault" and be correct. Of course, I'm referencing the rain. If it were up to me, Sunday would feature 80 degree weather, low humidity and sunny skies. Unfortunately, it's not up to me and I have to deliver the message of showers around on Sunday for the first half of the day.
First things first, we deal with this evening's rain. Believe it or not, the showers and clouds we had during the afternoon helped us out. The atmosphere was stable enough, thanks to the lack of heating from the sun, that we didn't have the threat of severe weather. Some of the storms where it did warm up, in NJ and NYC, were quite nasty, producing severe thunderstorm warnings and some wind damage. However, the line of showers and rumbles of thunder that slide in here early this evening tend to fade in intensity. Keep the umbrella handy, we'll have some showers, but don't expect thunderstorms to rock the house. The exception to that is this evening across and south of Route 44 in Plymouth and Bristol Counties. There, we do have powerful storms roll through this evening, producing torrential rains and frequent lightning. Those storm affect the Cape overnight as well.
Ok, back to the "it's not my fault" thing. The line of showers that roll in tonight are along a front that stalls out across the area. That front lingers in here during tomorrow morning, waiting for a secondary batch of energy to kick it offshore. That'll happen tomorrow afternoon, but before it does, a few more showers and maybe a rumble of thunder are produced along that front. I'd keep the umbrella handy if your taking mom out to breakfast or lunch, but if it's a cookout mid to late afternoon... we're dry by then with temps between 65-70.
Cooler air rushes in to begin next week. It'll be dry, but if you have outdoor plants in the burbs, keep an eye on Monday night's and Tuesday night's temps. It could be a couple of frosty nights.
Happy Mother's Day mom!