Posted by Pete Bouchard
After a stellar weekend, it's time to face the music. It's not going to be as pretty over the next few days, nor as dry.
But this is badly needed water. After the torrent on the 9th - which put down 2-3 inches of rain areawide - we haven't had so much as a drop around these parts. Rain deficits are on the order of an inch in both Boston and about 2/10" in Worcester. It's a great finish to the summer, but now we're starting to jeopardize the foliage season.
While some wet weather is marching in this evening, not everyone has a seat at the table.
Now I'm not saying that we won't see any rain in Nashua, Lawrence, Haverhill or Newburyport. I am saying that if we see any, it will be on the lower end of the spectrum....more like 1/10th of an inch or so. Just enough to keep the dust down.
However, there are other opportunities in this somewhat unsettled pattern. Weak weather systems will give us a shot at scattered storms through Thursday of this week. Temperatures will struggle too. Onshore winds mean cooler 70s will rule, but the humidity will offset some of the coolness.
Speaking of cool, how 'bout that JT last night at the VMAs? Yeah, back to the weather...
Everyone was buzzing about the possibility of a hot finish to the summer this past weekend, but now the buzz has fallen silent. The mountain of high pressure that was expected to slowly drift east will now be anchored over the Midwest.
End result: they bake and we stay temperate...with a risk of a few storms Sunday and Monday. Certainly a decent weekend, but the thunder threat is present and accounted for.
We'll get to the fine print later in the week.