Thursday 8/27/20

Good morning!

Today is an interesting weather day forecast-wise. With mostly cloudy skies, expect a high around 64, with a calm wind and a chance of showers late this morning into the afternoon, as a warm front gets hung up to our southwest. While today will likely be an even more extensive taste of fall as compared to yesterday, the cooler conditions will likely save us from a high-end severe weather event that is possible this afternoon and evening across southwest New England into the NYC metro, capable of producing a few tornadoes, significant wind damage, and large hail. Despite that, some showers are still likely to take place at some point today, with an isolated thunderstorm also possible. A stronger storm isn’t completely impossible with gusty winds or small hail but severe storms are unlikely here in northeast Massachusetts. As you get further south and west, the severe weather threat increases significantly, so it’d be a good idea to keep tabs on the weather today.

Going forward, tonight will be 55 and partly cloudy, with a calm wind. Friday will be partly cloudy and 80, with a west wind of 5-10 mph. Friday night will turn cloudy, with a low around 61, a calm wind, and a chance of rain late overnight. Saturday will likely be quite rainy at times, as the remaining moisture of Hurricane Laura approaches the area.

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Have a great 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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