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

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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