Drying Out, Wetting Down
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Took all day, but finally the less humid air came barreling out of Western New England this afternoon and evening. The changeup was subtle at first, once we passed below 60° on the dewpoint scale,
it became evident we were in the Promised Land.
But the front that delivered the drier air is stalling just offshore, and while I thought that the showers would be limited and few, it now appears...
...I was wrong.
A batch of moisture is crawling along this front over the next two days. We'll see more wet spells than dry AND steady rain on Cape Cod - especially late Thursday and early Friday. All told, only a 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch of rain for most of us, but it's enough to give it the 'wet feel' and with dewpoints nice and low, almost a chill to the air.
Gasp! What's that gonna feel like??
Truth be told, there will be a small low pressure system that spins up off Nantucket and peels northeast into the Gulf of Maine. The rain will be heaviest on the Cape with frequent wind gusts 20-25 mph. Expect up to 1" (and in isolated spots a little more) of rain through Friday. Certainly sours the thought of a grand beach day.
Fret not, however, the weekend ISN'T in jeopardy. Sun returns along with the humidity. This cool, wet sidebar is just that. Summer will resume in short order.
Make it a good one.