DAYS 1-5 (JULY 1-5)
Change the month – change the pattern? Well, not this time, at least not today. Upper level low pressure sits over the region for one more day, with similar weather to the last few days: lots of clouds, a few showers and thunderstorms re-instigated by daytime heating, although coverage today may be down a little bit in the region overall from the last few days. Regardless, outside of flooding issues from Sunday, any rain that any area has gotten has been beneficial to putting a dent in the longer-term deficit. Finally, this low departs tonight and we get a small area of high pressure to provide a nice summer day on Thursday, but don’t blink or you’ll miss it. Down from the north comes a cold front on Friday with a push from high pressure in eastern Canada, and the wind turns northeast to east during Friday and right into Saturday – Independence Day, which I’ve been a little more concerned about weatherwise during the last couple updates. Looks to me like we will be on the cooler side of normal and see clouds dominate. What remains to be seen are the following, but all of these are a potential… 1) Thunderstorms late Thursday night ahead of the cold front. 2) Additional showers and a possible thunderstorm sometime Friday as the front pushes to the south and southwest. 3) Some drizzle or a few showers Saturday mainly from the air flow coming off the ocean. So a few details to work out. By Sunday, we should be back under a small area of high pressure and enjoy another nice day.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Patchy drizzle and isolated showers early to mid morning. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms midday through afternoon. Highs 73-80, warmest well inland. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers possible early. Lows 58-65. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 78-83 shoreline, 83-88 elsewhere. Wind variable up to 10 MPH with light coastal sea breezes.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible. Humid. Lows 60-67. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Risk of showers, possibly a thunderstorm, favoring southwestern NH and central MA to northern RI. Highs 68-73 southern NH and northeastern MA, 73-78 elsewhere, occurring in the morning, then turning cooler during the afternoon. Wind shifting to NE 5-15 MPH, gusts up to 20 MPH near the coast.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Possible drizzle. Lows 55-62. Wind NE 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY – INDEPENDENCE DAY: Mostly cloudy. Possible drizzle. Chance of a shower. Highs 65-70 coast, 70-75 inland. Wind E 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 58-65. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 80-87. Wind SW up to 10 MPH.
DAYS 6-10 (JULY 6-10)
A weak southwesterly flow is expected. Humidity will be higher and there will be a risk of a few showers and thunderstorms from time to time, with temperatures averaging close to normal.
DAYS 11-15 (JULY 11-15)
A more zonal west to northwest flow pattern is expected with limited shower and thunderstorm chances and temperatures near to slightly above normal.