Well, That Worked
Posted by Chris Lambert
So we had storms to our south, to our east, to our north and to our west this afternoon, but other than a passing shower around the Cape, we got a big ole goose egg on the thunderstorm count. I'd say for the most part, it worked out just fine. Essentially, a mini area of dry air and high pressure was able to wedge itself in through much of southern New England. Unfortunately, it can't stay wedged in there for the next few days.
As the upper-level low to our northwest gets pushed back by a building ridge of high pressure in the Atlantic, the fire hose of moisture to our east has to come back through. Right now it appears that the hose of moisture clips the Cape tonight (highest chance over the outer Cape) with a few more downpours, but much of the area remains dry with low clouds and fog redeveloping.
So how about Sunday? The best chance for a few morning downpours is over the Cape, while there are many dry hours and breaks of sun for the rest of us. In the afternoon, the moisture to our south starts moving back across Southern New England, and that'll allow for more widespread showers and storms to fire up for the rest of us. The greatest threat of stronger storms is just west of us, but it at least appears that holding lots of sun like we did this afternoon is an unlikely repeat.
The train of showers and storms line up over us for Monday, and perhaps into parts of Tuesday before the Bermuda High is strong enough to kick much of the activity to our west. That'll happen by Wednesday with just a 30% chance of an afternoon storm from Wednesday on into next weekend. With more sunshine and a south wind, temps rise back into the mid to upper 80s and humidity stays high.