In Search of...Rain
Posted by Pete Bouchard
We interrupt this spell of quiet summery weather to bring you a satellite loop of the blizzard back in February:
As Spock once said, "Pure energy."
Ahem. Sorry....had to get my fix.
Pattern's been pretty quiet and dry as of late. Storms aren't an issue, but weak frontal passages are. One such cool front will cruise through late tomorrow night. I have a couple of issues with this:
1) It passes first thing Friday morning. Not ideal timing for a round of thunder. ( -10 points for storms)
2) A weak weather system across NJ and Long Island steals most of the moisture from the front. (-20 points for storms)
3) The upper atmosphere isn't in cahoots with this front to trigger an outbreak of downpours. (-30 points for storms)
That leaves us with about a 40% chance of seeing a thunderstorm late tomorrow afternoon and evening. Suffice it to say, don't cancel any plans.
Best chance for seeing a storm is across Southern Rhody, Western Mass, and Connecticut.
The front scoots away on Friday morning, taking the clouds, humidity and heat with it. This sets us up for perhaps the finest weekend of summer. Dry air, blue skies, light breezes, fantastic sunsets....this is why we live in New England...
...along with that storm at the top of the blog.