Remembering all those who served this great country…
Part 1: The remainder of the Memorial Day Weekend
Unseasonably chilly air continues to flow across southern New England on the back side of a departing low pressure area. This low caused a rare significant late season snowstorm in the mountains, with double-digit snowfall in some locations. For the remainder of Sunday, we hold onto the chilly and breezy air but at least the air is drying out and there will be some intervals of sun through many lingering clouds. The sky clears out tonight but an unseasonable chill continues and lingers into the morning of Memorial Day Monday. The remainder of the day will feature sunshine but there may be some passing clouds due to lingering cold air aloft. However, the surface temperature will be much milder – nearing or reaching 70 in many areas.
Part 2: Midweek transition.
High pressure ridging builds over the Northeast Tuesday-Wednesday but a surface disturbance and associated warm front has to come through the region during Wednesday. Lots of sun Tuesday will give way to lots of clouds and a shower/thunderstorm threat Wednesday.
Part 3: Late week heat-up.
High pressure continues to build and peaks over the region for the final 2 days of May into the first weekend of June (Thursday-Saturday), though by Sunday this ridge should weaken enough to allow a front from the north to press into the region. We will feel the first “summer” heat during this period of time, with mainly dry weather through Saturday giving way to a shower and thunderstorm threat Sunday.
Updated forecast for southeastern New England (southern NH, eastern MA, and RI)…
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Lots of clouds, intervals of sun. Highs in the 50s. Wind NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Lows upper 30s to middle 40s. Wind NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
MONDAY – MEMORIAL DAY: Sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to 70. Wind NW to W 10-20 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows middle to upper 40s inland, near 50 coast. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 70-75 except 60s coast. Wind variable to SE 5-10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds. PM shower/t-storm. Low 55. High 75.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 58. High 85.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 60. High 86.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Low 64. High 87.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low 66. High 82.