Wednesday 5/26/21

Good morning!!

With mostly sunny skies, expect a high around 92 today, with a southwest wind of 5-15 mph. While strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to the north and west during the afternoon and evening hours, precipitation is not expected in our area before 8 pm.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy; showers and thunderstorms are likely after 8 pm, with severe storms possible in the first – and primary – line of storms, which will move through between 8 pm and midnight. An additional batch of showers and sub-severe storms is likely before 3 am, by which all precipitation should end. Winds will be southwest at 5-15 mph (with much higher gusts possible in thunderstorms), flipping to the west at 5-10 mph late.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and 80, with a northwest wind at 5-15 mph. Thursday night will be mostly clear and 46, with a north wind of 5-10 mph.

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Friday will kick off what is looking to be a crappy Memorial Day weekend. Friday’s high will be around 64, with increasing clouds and a chance of afternoon showers. A system will pass nearby, delivering useful rain to areas south of the Mass Pike, but we will be on the northern cutoff of the system; so we could end up with very little rain Friday afternoon and night, or we could end up with a beneficial rainfall. Regardless, expect lots of clouds and cool conditions for Friday. The Friday night low will be 44, with a continued chance of showers.

Any showers should end by early Saturday morning, giving way to mostly cloudy skies, with a high around 61. Saturday night will be partly cloudy and 45, and Sunday will be partly cloudy and 63. However, it is possible, depending on the extent of clouds, that we may not even reach 60 degrees either weekend day, as an northeasterly wind off the Gulf of Maine dominates the long weekend. Conditions may improve Monday, as it’s possible we get back into the 70s with more sun, but a lot of the newer guidance is instead projecting another crappy day in the upper 50s to low 60s. In any case, it doesn’t look like a great weekend, with the main saving grace being it doesn’t look particularly rainy – just cool and cloudy. And since this is New England, Tuesday looks nice, because that’s the first day after the long weekend. I’ll be sure to update this forecast, as conditions may shift regarding precipitation this weekend.

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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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