Dodging the Downpours
Posted by Chris Lambert
Seems like we're playing Mother Nature's version of dodge ball, only in this game, we're dodging the occasional downpour thrown our way. We'll continue that theme again Tuesday before lower humidity and drier weather finally win out.
Although we've had scattered storms and downpours throughout the day today, the flooding hasn't been as bad here compare to yesterday. That doesn't hold true for parts of RI and CT where over 4" of rain fell, leading Cranston, RI and towns in Fairfield County, CT, to play their version of what Natick was here yesterday.
For us, scattered downpours continue late this afternoon and early evening with many dry stretches between the storms that we do get. So if firing up the grill on this Labor Day is the dinner plan, you should find some dry times. Although, you just may want to check the radar on the 7Weather App to help figure out if a storm is about to blow into your town. No need to get water on those burgers and dogs.
There's not a whole lot that changes in terms of the air mass for Tuesday, and as a cold front slides in during the afternoon, I'd expect more showers and storms to fire. They'll be most numerous from midday to mid afternoon, and once again the potential of flooding downpours is there. We'll also watch for a storm or two that could produce strong wind gusts. Winds aloft tomorrow are more conducive for that, and any breaks of sun we get will add to the instability of the air mass.
Relief is on the way through. Behind that front, humidity drops tomorrow night and we'll enjoy that drier weather through the end of the week. By Friday morning, it'll certainly feel like Fall with morning lows in the 40s outside the City of Boston!