Cloudy With Afternoon Showers and Evening Rain

Good morning!

After last night’s rain pulled out we were left with a cloudy New England this morning. Before we get to this afternoon’s shower/storm risk, temperatures today will be mostly in the 60s, with isolated upper 50s in the northern New England mountains and isolated low 70s some parts of Eastern Massachusetts with more widespread readings of 70-75 across Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts; rare instance where Cape Cod and the MA/RI islands will be one of the warmest spots. Skies will generally be cloudy today.

This morning and early afternoon should be dry. Mid-afternoon is where things get interesting with a complex of low pressures; a mesolow will form in eastern NY and another low will pass just SE of Nantucket. This will allow a chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and more widespread rain this evening into the early overnight. A very scattered storm may go severe with a gust of damaging wind and/or a brief, weak tornado not fully out of the question; however there is barely any instability, and the risk of any severe weather as such is extremely low but non-zero. The areas of low pressure however will allow that area of widespread showers to form as the evening goes on, with areas of heavy rain possible.

Have a good day!


Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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