7/7/20

Good morning!

With mostly sunny skies today, expect a high around 84, with a south wind of 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible, primarily in the afternoon and evening. Skies turn partly cloudy tonight, with a low around 67, and a south wind of 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible early. A brief shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out overnight with humidity increasing quite a bit overnight, but most locations will stay dry.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy, with a high around 87, and a southwest wind of 5-10 mph with gusts to 25 mph (except possibly higher in thunderstorms). Showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly in the afternoon and evening; a few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible. Damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall and frequent lightning are the main hazards, with hail also possible; the highest risk for severe weather is to our north, however.

Going forward, highs in the upper 80s to near 90 will remain in place for Thursday and Friday before a low pressure system approaches the region Friday night. The National Hurricane Center is indicating that this low pressure system could potentially develop into a tropical depression or a tropical storm; regardless of whether the low organizes into a tropical system (and if so, whether it stays tropical into our area), at least some rain is likely Friday night into Saturday, with the chance increasing for a widespread soaking rainfall, which could lead to some flooding. Some gusty winds can’t be ruled out either, depending on the track of the low. There’s still a few days to go before this system to see how things play out, so stay tuned.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

7/4/20

Good morning from western Maine, and happy Fourth of July!

With skies turning mostly sunny, expect a high around 82 today for the Dracut area, with a mainly light and variable wind. Tonight will turn partly cloudy, with a low around 63, and a light south wind. Sunday will be partly cloudy and 87, with a southwest wind around 5 mph. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, some of which could be strong or even severe with strong wind gusts the primary severe weather hazard, in addition to heavy rain and lightning. Skies clear out Sunday night, with a low around 62, and a calm wind.

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Monday and Tuesday both look to be mostly sunny, with a high of 81 Monday, a low of 58 Monday night, and a high of 84 Tuesday. Clouds will be on the increase Tuesday night with a low around 64, and Wednesday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a high around 88, and a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

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Have a great day!
-Nathan

 

 

7/3/20

Good morning!

Expect today to turn mostly cloudy, with a high around 73, a northeast wind of 5-10 mph, and a chance of a few isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, but probably a mostly dry day otherwise. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 59, a light north-northeast wind, and a chance of showers and thunderstorms ending early. Refer to yesterday’s forecast for more detailed information on the weekend as well as a travel forecast for today and the weekend.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

7/2/20: 4th of July Weekend

Good morning! I’m doing something a little different with this forecast: the standard Dracut forecast for the next 3 days, with each day getting its own paragraph so it can be followed by a New England travel forecast.

With mostly sunny skies, expect a high around 90 today, with a southwest wind around 5 mph. There is a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm this evening, but conditions will most likely stay dry. Tonight will have partly cloudy skies, with a low around 67, a mainly calm wind, and a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm early.
(Travel forecast: Conditions will be fairly uniform across most of New England with highs in the mid 80s to low 90s, except in the upper 70s to low 80s at the coast as well as the higher elevations of western and northern New England. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible region-wide with higher odds and more storms possible in Maine, northern New Hampshire, and northern Vermont, where isolated severe thunderstorms are possible. Tonight will be in the mid to upper 60s for most, with low 60s in northernmost Vermont/far northern New Hampshire/northwest Maine and 50s in far northeast Maine; the shower and thunderstorm chance will end early overnight.)

Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high around 73, a northeast wind of 5-10 mph, and a chance of a few showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, but probably a mostly dry day otherwise. It won’t be a great day for early July, but it won’t be a washout at least. Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 60, a light northeast wind, and a chance of showers and thunderstorms ending early.
(Travel forecast: With a northeast flow in place, much of New England will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Connecticut will likely be warmer with highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s. Portions of Western Massachusetts and much of Vermont will also be on the warmer side with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s, warmest at lower elevations and further west. Showers and thunderstorms are possible region-wide, with most places staying mostly cloudy. Tomorrow night stays mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s to low 60s, with low to mid 60s in CT/RI/Southeast MA.)

Saturday will be mostly sunny and 79, with a north wind around 5 mph. Saturday night will be mostly clear and 60.
(Travel forecast: Mostly sunny skies prevail for much of the region with highs mainly in the mid 70s to low 80s regionwide, except at the coast where highs will be in the low to mid 70s. Conditions will most likely be dry region-wide, though very isolated showers can’t be ruled out, mainly in northern New England. Saturday night will range from the upper 50s to mid 60s for most, with cooler lows possible in far northern NH and northern ME.)

Sunday will be partly cloudy and 86, with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
(Travel forecast: Expect highs in the mid 70s to low 80s for VT/northern NH/ME, with a few higher readings possible in VT, low to mid 80s in southern New Hampshire, and much of MA/CT/RI. Mid 70s to low 80s at the coastlines. Chance for showers/t’storms region-wide with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.)

Have a great day!
-Nathan

7/1/20

Good morning!

With mostly cloudy skies again, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms at times, expect a high around 75, with a primarily east wind around 5 mph. Tonight will have a low around 64, with mostly cloudy skies, a chance of showers and thunderstorms early, and a light and variable wind.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and 88, with a west wind around 5 mph, and a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

Tuesday 6/30/20

Good morning!

With showers likely at times and a chance of a few rumbles of thunder, expect a high around 71 today, with mainly cloudy conditions and a north to northeast wind around 5 mph.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

Monday 6/29/20

Good morning!

With mainly cloudy skies, and a few showers and thunderstorms possible to likely throughout the day, expect a high around 74 today, with a north-northeast wind around 5 mph.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

Sunday 6/28/20: PM Severe Thunderstorms Possible

Good morning!

With increasing clouds this afternoon, along with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, expect a high around 87 today, with a southwest wind around 5 mph. Some thunderstorms may be strong to severe, with strong to damaging wind gusts the primary severe threat. Heavy rain and lightning are also expected, and hail is possible in some storms. The best chance for storms is after 2 pm (though a stray shower is possible before that), with the timeline for severe weather potential running through about 9 pm. Keep an eye to the sky and stay tuned for updated information and possible severe weather warnings this afternoon and evening.

Additional showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight, although severe weather is unlikely to continue too far after sunset. The low will be around 64 tonight.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

Friday 6/26/20

Good morning!

With mostly sunny skies, expect a high around 88, and a west wind of 5-10 mph. There is a slim chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm this afternoon; most locations in New England stay will dry. For those with travel plans today, the highest odds of any showers will be in southeast Massachusetts as well as in Maine. Even in those locations, though, showers will be hit or miss. Tonight will be mostly clear and 61, with a calm wind.

Tomorrow will have increasing clouds, with a high around 82, and a southwest wind of 5-10 mph. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening; a few strong or severe storms are possible. The threat area includes Dracut, but on a broader scale, the severe weather risk will be highest in southern New England as well as parts of southern New Hampshire and southern Vermont, but showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout New England tomorrow.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

6/24/20

Good morning! Apologies for the late post this morning.

With mostly cloudy skies, turning partly sunny this afternoon for a time, expect a high around 86 today, with a mainly southwest wind around 5 mph. Showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening. A few strong storms are possible with heavy rain the main hazard and gusty winds also possible, but severe thunderstorms are currently unlikely.

Humidity levels will crash overnight after the passage of a cold front; the low will be around 61, with skies turning mostly clear and a west wind to around 5 mph. Tomorrow will have a high around 85 degrees; while the temperature will be similar to today, it will be much less humid with dewpoints in the upper 40s to mid 50s, as opposed to the low 70s today. Skies will be mostly sunny tomorrow with a southwest wind around 5 mph.

Have a great day!
-Nathan