SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND DISCUSSION…
Post ridge, post cold front, now we have upper level low pressure sitting near to just southeast of New England and an associated surface low as well. Enough moisture is also present to result in periods of rain especially over southern and eastern portions of the WHW forecast area, which has developed today on the final day of September, and will continue tomorrow, the first day of October. By Thursday, low pressure will start to pull away and we’ll trend drier. A sliver of sunshine is expected on Friday between the departing low and another approaching trough from the west. This approaching trough will result in a wet day on Saturday with more beneficial rain possible. These few rain events will put a small dent in the developing drought conditions over southeastern New England, though they won’t even come close to putting an end to it.
After a drying trend Sunday into Monday, another system from the west brings a chance of showers by Tuesday of next week.
SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND FORECAST…
THROUGH WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with periods of rain and areas of fog. Temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to middle 60s. Wind NE 5-15 MPH increasing to 10-20 MPH with higher gusts especially along the coast by Wednesday afternoon.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain ends, clouds remain. Lows 50-55. Wind N 10-20 MPH.
THURSDAY: Clouds break but limited sun at best. Highs in the 60s. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 48. High 66.
SATURDAY: Cloudy. PM showers likely. Low 51. High 64.
SUNDAY: Sun & clouds, gusty breeze. Low 48. High 65.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 50. High 68.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely. Low 52. High 66.