Tuesday 6.1.21

Good morning!

With partly cloudy skies, expect a high around 77 today, with a west wind around 5 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear and 51, with a calm wind.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and 82, with a southwest wind around 5 mph. Wednesday night will have increasing clouds, a low around 56, and a southwest wind around 5 mph.

weather 2021-06-01.001Some showers are likely Thursday, especially in the afternoon and evening; expect a high around 73 with mostly cloudy skies. Showers are likely Thursday night, with a low around 61. Friday will be warmer with a high around 80, but expect mostly cloudy skies and a chance of some showers throughout the day. There are numerous outdoor high school graduations in the area set for Friday, so the weather Friday night will be very important. It’s too early to make a call in any direction – but the trends look good with a decreasing shower chance by sunset. If you are worried about that, I will tell you that my own high school graduation three years ago tonight – June 1, 2018 – came down to the wire in terms of rain chances and it ended up being a beautiful night. I’ll keep an eye on things throughout the week, though.

Friday night will have decreasing clouds, with a low around 61. Expect a high around 87 Saturday with mostly sunny skies; though it is possible we reach the 90 degree mark, I don’t have enough confidence in that outcome yet to put it on the 5-day forecast. Sunday and Monday do look extremely likely to be in the 90s though as the heat builds.

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On a historical note, today is the 10-year anniversary of the EF-3 Springfield/Monson tornado in western Massachusetts, which was one of the longest track tornadoes in state history, occurring on a very active severe weather day that produced  three other tornadoes in the state in the evening. While the impact of that day was fairly limited here in northeast Massachusetts, the sheer explosiveness of the day’s atmosphere was made obvious to us very early, as a supercell thunderstorm formed around 8:30 am producing large hail in Dracut. For those of you interested in reading more about the June 1, 2011 Springfield/Monson tornado, the National Weather Service has posted a great piece detailing what happened at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/272ead74dfe348a4a0f10b3b619c9003.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

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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