Turning Sunny and Cooler Today

Good morning!

I apologize for not posting the past few days – I was busy with drivers ed through Friday and had other things going on the past two mornings. After a wild early morning today where two tornado warnings were posted in Middlesex County, MA, and serious damage reports in Marlborough and Concord about 40 minutes apart, a damage survey will be sent by NWS Taunton to find out if the damage was tornadic or straight-line. This severe weather was an outside possibility with low CAPE, but decent shear, high dewpoints (at the time) and low LCL’s should have been a dead giveaway of a potential – even if very low as this appeared to be all along until it happened – of a sneaky tornado or other severe weather event.

As for today, a frontal passage just behind the overnight rain will make things much drier and cooler. Skies will clear out to sunny conditions as the day goes on. High temperatures will range from the low 70s in the hills and the coast to the upper 70s in the Merrimack Valley into inland Boston metro, where scattered 80 degree readings are likely. Dewpoints will drop back into the 40s and low 50s. Winds will be NW at 10-15 mph.

Have a good Monday!

-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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