Storms and Sun End August
Posted by Chris Lambert
Time does fly... seems like the summer just began, and already it's Labor Day Weekend. Anyway, as someone who works weekends, I can tell you, we had a pretty good summer with many dry weekends as I remember saying "sunny" a lot. In fact, as JR mentioned just the other day, 11 of the 15 weekends this summer we completely dry.
We can't finish the unofficial end of summer with a completely dry weekend though as we track a few showers and storms. Early this morning, many towns north and northwest of Boston heard a burst of rain, thunder and lightning. That batch of early showers and storms fade out by mid morning, allowing for hazy sun and clouds from mid morning, into the afternoon before a few more scattered storms re-fire. Temps warm up into the lower to middle 80s and humidity remains high.
If you're heading to the beach today, you'll catch many dry hours, just keep an eye to the sky this afternoon as a few of showers and storms redevelop. The lowest rain chance today is across SE Mass, down through the Cape and Islands. The highest chance for afternoon storms is the farther inland one travels. Although I'm not expecting severe weather in terms of damaging wind gusts and large hail, any storm that does form will be slow moving and loaded with moisture. That means locally heavy rains could produce areas of street flooding.
Sunday features another day in the mid 80s with hazy sun and clouds. About 30% of us pick up another shower or storm through the day.
More widespread showers and storms arrive on Monday with locally heavy rain the main threat, although a few strong thunderstorms are possible.
I know a lot of you will be out and about this weekend. A great way to track scattered storms is with the 7Weather App. I'll also try to throw radar/rain updates out on twitter @clamberton7.
Have a great weekend!