Posted by Pete Bouchard
Sneaky little storm system this afternoon. Rain was in a hurry to get through, then it totally backed off as a big gap opened in the radar.
We could blame this complex of nasty storms FAR south of Nantucket:
Those storms grabbed a lot of the moisture from our storm system and sent it out over the fish. Can't imagine too many folks were crying over that. Now that we're halfway through this 'storm', we're going to scale back on the rainfall totals as well. Maybe an inch in some spots, and a little less in others.
Nonetheless, some rivers are on the brink of flooding. The Charles River at Dover is one such body of water:
Notice it will be near flood stage as early as tomorrow morning. Granted, it is minor flooding, but it goes to show how much water we've had over the past few weeks. In addition to the Charles, the Sudbury River will near flood stage by tomorrow morning.
Now the fine print: these river projections were based on 1-2 inches of rain. With the scaleback on the rainfall amounts, we could remain just below flood stage through tomorrow. Good news all around.
And there's more. Sun will SLOWLY work in tomorrow from north (starting in NH) to south (finishing on the South Shore/Cape late day). It's the start of something bigger for the weekend too. I expect ample sun on Saturday and a good supply Sunday too. Showers should stay away, and the temperatures climb to beach-worthy levels.
Let it reign (sun).