Winds of Change
Posted by Pete Bouchard
We're in a wet pattern.
Need proof? Well, we've seen 6.6" of rain in Boston.
At 5+ above normal, that's more than we would see in BOTH June and July...and the month's not even half over.
So it's a major victory when we can say that there's been a big change the forecast for Friday's storm.
- Be getting a nor'easter now
- Be seeing 2-4" areawide
- Be staying in the 50s
- Be jeopardizing the weekend
This storm is being steered around the area of low pressure now in the Maritimes. Because of that, it will weaken and scoot a little farther to the south. That turns around Friday's forecast rather quickly - drying out the afternoon and bringing back the sun in some spots. However, we're still going to see some rain. And towns and cities south of the Pike that could amount to 1-2" of water.
Flood watches are up from Thursday morning to Saturday morning for all of the Commonwealth (except the Cape/Islands). We're waterlogged and weary, but after this storm, organized storms - and big rain - may be on the wane. Signs are pointing to a drier pattern in the long range, and although we won't be shooting for upper 80s and low 90s, some semblance of summer will be returning.