In the wake of Isaias, which raced into Canada overnight, we will have mostly sunny skies today, with a high around 88, and a southwest wind of 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible this afternoon and evening. It’s on the humid side right now, with dew points just shy of 70, but dew points will drop into the 50s to low 60s by this evening.
Tonight will be mostly clear and 62, with a west wind of 5-10 mph, calming to a light wind late. Thursday will be mostly sunny and 83, with a west-northwest wind of 5-10 mph that will bring in even drier air, with dew points in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Thursday night will be mostly clear and 62, with a light northwest wind, turning north late. Dewpoints will be back into the 60s Friday as the wind shifts to the east.
A quick word on Isaias… I’d say we got lucky as far as damage and power outages, since Lowell and Dracut both had only a small handful of customers without power, while at one point yesterday evening, over 215,000 people in Massachusetts had no power (including over 10 percent of both Billerica and Chelmsford). As far as the tornado threat goes, 13 tornado warnings were issued for portions of the six New England states yesterday, including two not far to our west in the Fitchburg area.
Have a great day!