Good morning!

Under mixed skies expect highs in the low to mid 80s today, with a NW wind becoming SW midday at 5-10 mph. There will be two opportunities for severe weather. This will be a brief look because I am again in a time crunch this morning.

Later this morning there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms associated with a warm front, especially western MA and southern VT, where heavy rain and lightning will be obvious hazards (like all storms today), but an isolated damaging wind gust is a possibility and a spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out, again highest risk in western New England. Regardless of any severe weather, that front will also bring a rise in humidity, with dewpoints going up into the upper 60s and 70s.

The second threat is this afternoon and evening, and there is higher confidence in a severe threat for most of New England, but the most significant threat is in northwest CT, western MA and southern VT. Damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning are all possible, and again, an isolated tornado or two is not out of the cards.

Keep an eye to the sky and heed any possible severe thunderstorm, tornado, or flash flood warnings. I may try to get a midday update out but this is not a guarantee.

-Nathan

 

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into 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, 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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