Thursday 7.1.21

Good morning!

Our heat wave has come to a crashing end, but expect very humid conditions to remain for a day or so. With skies turning cloudy today, along with rain likely in the afternoon (and especially the evening), expect a high around 79 today, with a west wind around 5-10 mph. Tonight will feature rain, with a low around 62, and a south wind around 5 mph, turning to the northeast at 5-10 mph.

We have a relatively unusual situation for this time of the year on our hands: a midnight high for Friday! The official high for tomorrow will probably be in the upper 60s to near 70 at midnight tonight, but for practical purposes, your daytime high will be around 62 at sunrise, with temperatures falling into the upper 50s by midday and then just staying there. Expect showers at times, with a northeast wind of 5-15 mph. Showers are likely Friday night, with a low around 54, and a northeast wind of 5-10 mph.

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While the weekend won’t be 100% junk like Memorial Day weekend was, the Fourth of July weekend won’t be that far off, as we will be experiencing essentially a very weak Nor’Easter. We will now be 0-for-2 in terms of weather on big summer holiday weekends. (What will Labor Day weekend bring us?) Saturday will be even worse than Friday in some regards: with a cold northeast wind off the Gulf of Maine, expect a high around 57 Saturday. Scattered showers will be around, but even though it likely won’t be a washout, it will be cold, damp, and cloudy throughout.

There is a continuing chance of showers Saturday night, with a low around 54. Conditions improve somewhat Sunday, as right now it looks like we’ll get to around 70 degrees with at least partial sunshine. There will still be lots of clouds and some showers, as the low pressure system inches its way out of our region, but this is still pretty terrible for the Fourth of July. We finally see real improvement Sunday night, as clouds decrease with a low around 55, and especially Monday, which will be mostly sunny and 82. The real saving grace here is that Monday is the official holiday for the Fourth of July, so many of you will have the day off. Expect highs to approach the 90-degree mark once again by Tuesday.

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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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