Forecast: Some Much Needed Rain Ahead

If you read our forecast Tuesday, you know I was thinking a storm off the south coast might bring clouds and some showers to Cape Cod. But it now appears as if the storm is going to come quite a bit closer to New England, bringing with it a chance of rain.

The highest risk for significant rain is south of the Massachusetts Turnpike, but this could change later Wednesday as new information becomes available. I am more confident of at least some beneficial rain to some of the driest areas of the region Thursday afternoon and night.

The amount of rain will depend on the exact track of low pressure moving along the New England coast. The closer to the coast the storm, the more rain we will see.

This isn’t unlike a winter storm where we are looking at the exact track to determine snowfall amounts.

As the storm pulls away on Friday, clearing will allow more sunshine to boost temperatures back toward 70. Over the weekend, a warmer flow of air brings summer-like readings and dry conditions. Highs this weekend will be nearly 10 degrees over the average, reaching 80 or a few degrees higher, especially on Sunday.

I do hope we see the rain Thursday, because with the heat coming this weekend the gardens could really use it.

Wednesday: Sunny, with highs in the upper 60s.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low 45-50.

Thursday: Cloudy rain developing south to north. Cool. Highs in the 60s.

Friday: Turning partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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