Yet another morning here in December with temperatures way above normal---we're sitting in the upper 40s, our normal high temp for this time of year!! We also have a bunch of leftover clouds & even a pocket of showers moving through New England. This is the caboose of our weather system from yesterday. You will need that umbrella for a couple of hours this morning but after 9am...all done as sunshine returns. As for the temps, they will stay in the mid 40s for the entire day.
As we work toward tomorrow, it's a brighter day but also a colder day with temperatures crawling to 40 by afternoon. Thursday offers more sunshine and temps running in the low 40s. In fact, we can push this dry stretch of weather right into the start of the weekend with high pressure moving slow. Plan on sunshine into Saturday with temps briefly warming on Friday (upper 40s) then backing off on Saturday.
Our next storm will affect us on Sunday and this will mark the beginning of a colder pattern/storminess. Still thinking rain for coastal areas of Sunday but it will be a chilly. light rain with temps near 40 but inland (west of I-95) there will be a period of some snow Sunday morning into the afternoon. Perhaps enough to push around before changing to rain as well by Sunday evening. Plan on a cold rain at Gillette Sunday night. More on this later.
Heavy rain is on the move! All afternoon long it was stalled over Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Heavy pulses of rain traveled over the same towns and cities - a process meteorologists call "training" - resulting in flash flooding in some counties to our west.
Although my forecast was busted today, there was one good thing that came out of it.
That gray overcast that hung over the eastern half of the Commonwealth provided a stablizing influence to our atmosphere. The cool air blowing in from the ocean kept the temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s all the way back to Metrowest. While that makes for lousy short-and-t-shirt weather, it is poison to thunderstorms.