Mostly A Miss
Posted by Chris Lambert
The clouds have arrived, the rain has not, and it'll be a struggle to get it in here as a piece of high pressure is wedged in across New England.
As an ocean storm spins well to our south, it continues to throw moisture northward, but if you look close at the radar/satellite combo, you can see most of the moisture splitting, and going either well southwest of us, or just miss to our southeast. You can thank the high pressure near us for that split.
That high seems to loosen it's grip a touch tonight and Friday, allowing for a little more moisture in here,but still no heavy rains. A few sprinkles and light showers will be scattered about late tonight and Friday, mainly south of Boston, with many towns that do see rain, picking up only a few one hundredths of an inch.
That high starts to flex it's muscles again for the weekend, regaining control, and sending the storm to our south, farther south. Although with a strengthening high, you expect nice weather, there is one thing we'll watch for on Saturday. It appears that in a small section of the atmosphere, a batch of moisture gets trapped underneath the high and moves in from the ocean Saturday. It won't produce much rain since the overall atmosphere is dry, but it does provide an opportunity for an overcast sky and patches of sprinkles. The timing of the thicker clouds/sprinkles seems to favor midday/afternoon. Onshore winds also increase Saturday afternoon, and with temps in the upper 50s by then, it'll be a blustery Fall day. The Sox game at 8:07PM looks dry, but cool with temps in the mid 50s. Go Sox!!!!
Sunday, that batch of moisture is southwest of us, and that means brighter skies and temps back into the lower to mid 60s (coolest coast with an onshore wind). Great tailgating weather at Gillette and nice for the Sox game at 8:15PM! Monday also looks good.