Posted by Pete Bouchard
Gigantic raindrops plopped down on my car on the way to work this afternoon. However, I didn't need them to tell me we were in a tropical airmass. The dewpoints told that story quite well.
At some points this afternoon, we hit the mid 70s!
While that's technically in the 'oppressive' range, some folks felt it was quite 'miserable'. In the days to come, the humidity will be down, but NOT entirely out.
A front is nearing the Commonwealth. It got the storms going this afternoon - and even briefly touched off a tornado warning in Southern Worcester County around 5-5:30. Here's the video near Tolland, CT:
Clearly some rotation there. No touchdown was confirmed, but there was plenty wind damage.
Keep an eye to the sky through tomorrow. We have the threat for more nasty storms as that front nears the coast. The threat for heavy rain looms large too. Ponding and flash flooding will be major concerns.
Back to the front. It now appears it WON'T cross the ENTIRE Commonwealth on Friday. For that reason, we won't get out of the clouds or the showers. Not a total washout, but pretty close to it. (Suffice it to say it's not a beach day.)
Weekend sees minimal relief from the humidity and rain. Everywhere BUT the Cape/Islands and SE MA from Plymouth to New Bedford will get some drier air on Fri/Sat, but whatever progress we make on those two days will be erased by Sunday and Monday as the humidity surges back.
Heat comes back with a vengance too. We might see another heatwave in the Greater Boston area from Monday - Wednesday.
Quite a summer so far, eh?