Pop Ups / Iffy Weekend

2:17AM

The next 2 days we will be under the influence of a very weak high pressure area but still in between a frontal boundary and another trough of low pressure to the west. The energy from the west will be enough to set off a round or 2 of pop up showers and possible thunderstorms each of the next 2 afternoons (today and Friday). Most areas will not see anything as coverage will be isolated to scattered, but anywhere that does see something could experience a downpour. The greatest threat for these pop ups will be along and northwest of a line from Providence RI to Boston MA.

By Saturday, the offshore frontal boundary will back up toward the coast, likely increasing the cloudiness over the region. The wildcard is how much rain gets involved, and there will be the chance of areas of rain, but at this stage my guess is that the greatest chance for this rain will be over Cape Cod and southeastern MA and less so elsewhere. Sunday, the boundary, though weak, will likely push further northwestward into the region, and it should be a muggy day with lots of clouds, some sun, and occasional showers and thunderstorms. This may linger into Monday as the front washes out over eastern New England. By Tuesday into midweek, weak high pressure should return and bring fair weather.

Forecast for southeastern New England…

TODAY: Partly cloudy. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, especially inland areas. Highs 74-82, coolest South Coast. Wind SW 10-20 MPH.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the 60s. Wind SSW 5-15 MPH.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, again mainly inland. Highs 75-83, coolest South Coast. Wind S 5-15 MPH.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain at times, especially southeastern MA. Low 64. High 78.

SUNDAY: Variably cloudy. Episodes of showers/thunderstorms. Low 68. High 82.

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered showers/thunderstorms. Low 68. High 84.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low 64. High 81.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 64. High 82.

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190 Responses to Pop Ups / Iffy Weekend

  1. John says:

    Thank you tk.

  2. Woods Hill Weather says:

    Signs of a pattern change about 10 days into August.

  3. North says:

    Thanks TK. Pattern change to hot?

  4. Vicki says:

    Thanks TK. Pattern change? Snow?

  5. Old Salty says:

    Thank you TK.

  6. Old Salty says:

    Bertha “may” be born later today.

  7. Old Salty says:

    Vicki,

    I did email Eric yesterday and he sent me a very nice email back.
    I don’t think it is appropriate to post here. But basically he appreciated
    the support and the kind words and was concerned about the warning or should
    I say lack of warning on that Revere tornado. πŸ˜€

    • Old Salty says:

      Boston is OH so Fortunate to have Eric Fisher.
      Between him and Barry, Channel for has HIT the Jackpot!!!

    • Vicki says:

      Thank you very much for letting me/us know. I continue to be impressed by not only his knowledge but with his willingness to respond to his viewers. He is indeed a wonderful addition to the BZ team

  8. AceMaster says:

    Well I didn’t see that trade coming…I really thought they would keep Lester and wouldn’t deal him since no team would be crazy enough to send over good players for a rental. Boy was I wrong! Lester will be missed, but getting a middle of the order power hitter who plays the outfield is HUGE

    • Tom says:

      Wow, wow, wow !!

      Signed thru 2015, not a free agent though til 2018.

      Sonny Gray and Lester, first 2 in each series, they should win it all.

      • AceMaster says:

        You would think they would be the favorites. Huge ballpark thought, curious to see Lester’s numbers over time without the benefit of Fenway. No way they will re-sign Lester though.

    • Old Salty says:

      You could have mentioned this:

      Boston sending ace left-hander Jon Lester to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

      • Old Salty says:

        Yoenis Cespedes is NOT all that great.
        Hitting .256 with 67 rbi and 17 homers.
        OK, but no great shakes.

        NOT AN EQUAL TRADE in my opinion.

        • AceMaster says:

          Lets be honest, they weren’t gonna get much more than that. Frankly im shocked they got what they got, but if they had no intention if signing Lester, i think they got a good deal.

          • Old Salty says:

            Oh, to be sure. But it’s clearly NOT a fair swap.

            I just for the life of me can’t figure out WHY
            they wouldn’t sign him. He’s one of the most
            DURABLE pitchers out there. Management
            has become cheap and they are AFRAID of
            long contracts.

        • Old Salty says:

          His home runs should increase some at Fenway and perhaps his average a wee bit, but doesn’t change my mind.

      • AceMaster says:

        Sorry, was trying out the mysterious TK approach :)

  9. Tom says:

    I’m up for a pattern change.

    Its been weeks and weeks of western ridge, eastern trof.

    It would be nice to have something new.

  10. Philip says:

    From my perspective, I call it an “icky” weekend. :-(

  11. Woods Hill Weather says:

    Pattern change = getting rid of the cyclic troughs dropping out of eastern Canada. Trough West flat but weak ridge Midwest to East Coast.

  12. AceMaster says:

    Cespedes will become the new Manny.

  13. Tom says:

    http://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/ma/boston/box/

    Quite a cell that pulsed up east of Manchester, NH.

    • Old Salty says:

      Impressive, even if it didn’t last long.

      So what is responsible for this convection?

      • Old Salty says:

        ..NY/NEW ENGLAND…
        WATER VAPOR LOOPS SHOW A MID LEVEL VORTICITY MAX ROTATING NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS NY INTO WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.

  14. Old Salty says:

    Lackey to St. Louis. We get Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. I don’t have a problem with this one. BUT I do have a problem with the SOX NOT signing Lester.
    Perhaps they know something that we don’t. OR since their purchase of
    Liverpool Football Club and Roush Fenway Racing., they have gone soft and CHEAP????

    • Tom says:

      Now I’m rooting for Oakland vs St. Louis World Series.

      It will be like rooting for familiar faces, even though the Sox aren’t in it.

  15. Tom says:

    2015 Sox lineup

    Holt
    Pedroia
    Cespedes
    Ortiz
    Napoli
    Craig
    Boeggarts
    Vazquez
    Bradley Jr.

    • AceMaster says:

      NO problem with that at all. Ortiz and Cespedes in the middle of that lineup is money.

      • Old Salty says:

        I do like that lineup better than this year, but who’s going to pitch?

        Clay Buchholz is DONE and I MEAN DONE! He’s Fried. He’ll NEVER be the same pitcher.

        OH, AND……

        Red Sox trade Stephen Drew to Yankees | Miller to Orioles |

        The Orioles acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for one of their top pitching prospects in left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday.

        The Red Sox have traded shortstop Stephen Drew to the Yankees in exchange for Kelly Johnson

    • Old Salty says:

      Nah, They’ll F it up and do something STUPID with Holt!!!!!

  16. AceMaster says:

    The young pitchers now have a chance to show what they can do. This team will be better next year than this year.

  17. Charlie says:

    Good evening!! Another beautiful day 76 degrees Thank tk :)

    We are Gonna be at the Ty Law PHOF introduction tommorrow after Patriots mini camp, there expecting 1,000’s at the NRG Plaza for the introduction. Hope everyone enjoys the night :)

    • Old Salty says:

      OK,

      PHOF = Patriots Hall of Fame Got that
      But what the bleep is NRG?????

      • Vicki says:

        I think in an area at patriots place…a plaza. They have lots of events there

      • Charlie says:

        It’s a energy company and it’s a plaza area, it’s about a 40-50,000sqft area where thousands of people can gather, it’s nestled in between CBS Scene Patriots hall of fame, and the open end stadium entrance. Can’t wait!!

      • Charlie says:

        Rumor has it Kraft is adding 6,700 seats to have a total of 74,000 seat stadium, I smell Super Bowl bid :)

  18. Old Salty says:

    From Dan Shaughnessy (I AGREE!!)

    The Sox won’t do it anymore. They think the Dodgers, Yankees, Angels, and Tigers are stupid. They will not engage in such stupidity.

    Swell. But Sox fans paying the hightest ticket prices in baseball have to ask themselves if they are OK supporting a team that will not compete for the services of its best pitcher.

    No more superstars in Boston. No more superstar contracts. It’s all about younger players and club control. Welcome to Kansas City on the Charles.

  19. Keith-Hingham says:

    Just my quick two cents on the Sox. The Red Sox (and in the future other teams) will not be signing pitchers 30 and over to anything more than a 3 or 4 year deal. After the Sabathia, Zito, etc deals they and other teams will be gun shy. They are also loaded with a lot of potentially good young pitchers (Workman, De Larosa, Webster, Henry, etc). Now they still might try to make an off season move sending some of that talent to Miami to try to get Stanton which would really shore up their lineup. Beyond that the Phillies are looking to dump salary. Cole Hamels will reportedly be on the market this fall. He’s Lester’s age, left handed with almost similar stats. He’s signed through 2018 at a whopping 23 mil a year and even though it’s expensive it keeps with the Sox thinking of nothing more than a 3 or 4 year deal.

    • Keith-Hingham says:

      oh and btw if you can’t tell I like the deals today πŸ˜‰ The days are passed of one team dominating in terms of winning championships is over. Teams will be up and down an up again in a matter of a year or two. Look at the Sox, Giants, and Dodgers. About the only teams that seem to have a consistent streak of winning seasons seems to be Oakland and Atlanta…and they last one a championship when??? :)

      • Keith-Hingham says:

        passed = past…ugghhh….I hate when I make errors like that.

      • Vicki says:

        I have not followed closely. I tend to think of the sox as anything but the team I knew….goes for all of baseball. With only what I know, I agree with your comments Keith.

    • Old Salty says:

      Look at Cole Hamels stats for inter-leagure play. They are ATROCIOUS.
      No comparison. Lester is a FAR superior pitcher. If they pay Hamels
      I’ll be extra BS**T.

      re: Trade I disagree. Sox got hosed.
      I like ALL of the other deals, just not the Lester deal.
      Lester is a horse, he is durable. He gives you 30+ starts a year, 200+ innings.
      What more do you want?????

      As they said in ROUNDERS: PAY THE MAN HIS MONEY!!!!

      • Keith-Hingham says:

        We agree to disagree….Interleague stats are too small of sampling to be used as the basis for a statement like that.

        While Lester may be a horse now there is no guarantee that he will 4 or 5 years now from now. Sabathia, Zito, Lackey and others have all broken down in the 4th or 5th year of those contracts. Those are facts you can’t ignore. I’ve been been a lifelong (and sometimes season ticket holder.back in the day) since 1960 when I went to my first game but there is no way I’d give any 30 year old pitcher 150 mil for 7 years.

        • Old Salty says:

          For 7 years, NO WAY. I wouldn’t either.
          But for Jon Lester, I’d give him 5 years in a
          heart beat for whatever the market price was.

          Now IF he were 35, I wouldn’t give him anything other
          than 1 year extensions or possibly a 2 year deal.

          I reference Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemons, Roy Halliday and Andy Petit for example. (yes I know, perhaps steroids had something to do with their longevity?)

          Believe me I am a realist on this.

          So we disagree and that is perfectly fine. πŸ˜€

          • Keith-Hingham says:

            :)

            Just to go back on the Hamels thing for a minute. Hamels is making around 23 mil a year and is signed through 2018. You have to figure that Lester is going to be asking for more (if he is better than Hamels) So even 4 or 5 years is going to cost 100-125 mil.

            Interesting that there have been a couple of reports of Lester already saying that he would love to return to Boston. There is also nice pic here of John Henry saying goodbye to Lester.

            http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2014/07/31/jon-lester-john-henry-share-moment-before-lester-departure/Dfytu068B8ytorrkbLbCMO/story.html?p1=Topofpage:Carousel_lead_linklist

            • Old Salty says:

              Yup, saw that. Also heard that report.

              125 mil should be a NO BRAINER for Boston. GIVE HIM THE MONEY!

              That would be an amazing feat if
              the rented him to Oakland for 2 months and received YOENIS CESPEDES and then got Lester back for next year. TRULY ASTOUNDING if that were to happen. Who needs Lester for this year as it is a total loss. I’ll BOW to Ben Cherington IF this comes to be!!!!!!

              • Keith-Hingham says:

                I would be happy with Lester, Hamels (his overall numbers are actually somewhat better than Lester’s…but not by much), Scherzer (after 2015). Also let’s not forget about the arms down on the farm. Even if one or two pan out I will be happy. Finally as much as I think Lester is a good pitcher…he’s not Clayton Kershaw, Pedro Martinez (who we let go at age 33 and really only had one good year after that…trying to make my point), Jim Palmer, Don Drysdale, etc etc

  20. Joshua says:

    I’m on top of New England helping out at the Mt. Washington Observatory. It’s a one week work vacation. Observations: It’s cool in more ways than one at the summit. Hasn’t gotten out of the 40s yet. Very cloudy, and we had several lightning strikes today. They’re generally seeing this pattern continuing the rest of the summer for NE: Cooler than normal, with an occasional warm day. More precip in store than we’ve been having, according to the people here.

  21. Longshot says:

    A 5 day tropical outlook.

    Not sure this will form into a tropical storm.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5

  22. AceMaster says:

    Dear Charlie, the idea of a super bowl at Gilette is just as ludacris as the olympics in Boston, not gonna happen. You of all people should understand the limitations of this area. We dont have the infrastructure, roadways, and lodging in place to support that many people.

    • Charlie says:

      I would get ready for the bid am :)

    • Charlie says:

      I hear this from so many people, and many peoples answer back is then let’s improve highways and those things you talked about to be a better area. There’s been talk of widening rt 1 which they need badly yet people fight It hence traffic gets worse yr after yr, and then when more proposals come the people that fought it can say traffic is to thick already and continue to use that against new construction lol, u can’t make this stuff up am, anyways goodnight :)

  23. Scott77 says:

    Very good point Keith!

  24. Longshot says:

    I give you tropical storm Bertha.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    Bahamas…then Bermuda…then OTS?

  25. Philip says:

    This morning Chris Lambert on Ch. 7 said that a series of cold fronts next week should keep Bertha OTS. I get the impression though that if those fronts don’t come through, then Bertha would most surely come up the coast and nail SNE. Hopefully the fronts don’t get hung up or wash out to our west like they do many times this time of year.

  26. JimmyJames says:

    All models keeping this away from the U.S. Could be some higher some along parts of east coast if it comes close enough.

  27. Charlie says:

    Good morning 77 degrees, today is the Ty law introduction, lawyer milloy is walking around Patriot Place lol awesome!!! Very exciting and a great vibe through the entire place. Have a good day everyone :)

  28. Tom says:

    I’m a bit surprised by how high the dewpoints are running today, mid 60s, though I did just run some errands and didnt think it was too bad out. Noticeable, but not oppressive. There is however, a light breeze here off the ocean, perhaps helping.

  29. Old Salty says:

    Interesting that the 12Z NAM brings Bertha VERY close to the Coast on the 5th.
    Albeit, pretty weak at the time.

    http://www.instantweathermaps.com/NAM-php/showmap-conusncep.php?run=2014080112&var=PCPPRSTMP_2m&hour=084

    However, the 500MB chart would strongly suggest a turn OTS would be forthcoming.

    http://www.instantweathermaps.com/NAM-php/showmap-conusncep.php?run=2014080112&var=VRTHGTGRD_500mb&hour=084

    and 300MB chart as well

    http://www.instantweathermaps.com/NAM-php/showmap-conusncep.php?run=2014080112&var=GRDHGT_300mb&hour=084

  30. Old Salty says:

    Keith-Hingham,

    I’ll give you one thing, Cole Hamels is better than I thought. I have been influenced
    by some of the sport talk show hosts. His current era is 2.55 and Lester’s is at
    2.52. The only caveat with that is that Hamels gets some easy, almost automatic outs when opposing pitchers bat. πŸ˜€

    SO, it will come down to how much the Sox want to spend.

    If it were up to me, I’d still spend the extra money for Lester, but It’s not up to me.

    So we shall see what happens.

    Although Lester “could” end up back here, I’d says odds are against that happening.

  31. Tom says:

    http://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/ma/boston/box/

    Decent cells starting to pop.

    I’m looking WSW of Marshfield and there is a fairly large, spread out cumulus cloud(s) that look like they want to develop into something.

    • Tom says:

      I also see a couple nice cumulus clouds, orange tinted on top, to my NNW horizon. Perhaps out on the SW side of Rt. 128 ?

      • Old Salty says:

        Tom,

        I just came in from lunch and was was going to post something similar to what you just posted. Cumulus looks very threatening here. There are many towers beginning to appear. Pretty dark to the N&W.

  32. John says:

    Cloudy in the city now.

  33. Tom says:

    Just observed the sky again.

    Very impressive cumulus cloud, complete guess …. perhaps towards the Blue Hill area ?? that looks like a shower is ready to develop from.

    Just got the heaviest rain, I’m guessing that was about .05 here, which is good, because it hasnt really rained much at all on the South Shore. We’ll take every drop !!

    • Old Salty says:

      On radar, next one beyond your area is between 128 and 495. :F (for now)

      • Tom says:

        Perhaps then, that is what I’m seeing.

        • Old Salty says:

          The one up by the MA/NH border, sure looks POTENT!!

          But there is NO t-storm risk today. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

          In fairness, our NWS office has/had something:

          .SYNOPSIS…
          A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON…BUT
          COVERAGE EXPECTED TO BE WIDELY SCATTERED AND DURATION BRIEF

  34. Old Salty says:

    Cell in Eastern CT, getting really juicy!

    • Tom says:

      Yes, it looks rather impressive on radar !

      This cell in eastern Mass, not intense …

      But rather interesting, its been around this part for an hour, because its been continually redeveloping on its SW side.

      About 3-4 large dark cumulus clouds have continually reformed.

      Finally, the last in the series is moving by. Its clear behind it.

      We havent gotten rain from all the clouds, but, if someone has just south of me, they may have gotten a very localized decent amount of rain.

      • Old Salty says:

        I was noticing that and was going to comment. Strange.
        I wonder if that has to do with the sea breeze feeding into
        it?

  35. Old Salty says:

    From local NWS office:

    .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/…
    130 PM UPDATE…SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS HAVE
    DEVELOPED ACROSS THE INTERIOR MORE OR LESS ALONG THE PATTERN
    ADVERTIZED BY THE HRRR. SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY AND WEAK SHORT WAVE TROF SEEN IN WATER VAPOR IMAGERY HELPING TO SET OFF THE SCATTERED CONVECTION. WIND SHEAR IS RELATIVELY LOW AND SO NOT TOO LIKELY TO SEE SEVERE…ALTHOUGH WILL NEED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RISK OF A HIGHLY LOCALIZED PULSE STORM. AREA OF GREATEST INSTABILITY THIS AFTERNOON ANTICIPATED TO BE BOUNDED BY AREA ALONG AND TO RIGHT OF LWM-BED-IJD-HFD-BAF-ORE-AFN-MHT LINE. BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOURS POSSIBLE WITH SOME STORMS. WITNESSED DUAL POL RAFL RATE UP TO 1.5 INCHES/HOUR WITH STORM THAT PASSED ACROSS HOLYOKE.

  36. Old Salty says:

    Little cell just popped in Needham. Getting closer.

  37. Keith-Hingham says:

    Just got in from mowing my back yard from hell….bizzare weeds..tall grass…and a slope at times of almost 30 degrees…look like Jurassic Park….dripping sweat…would have used the pool but I just put shock in it…dumb!!!! Really sticky out there.

  38. Old Salty says:

    Storm just West of Boston looks nice. I can see that one from my office window
    while I sit here on hold. πŸ˜€

    Looks pretty juicy. πŸ˜€

  39. Philip says:

    According to AccuWeather.com by mid-August it is going to get hot around here with the jet stream moving north into Canada and the Bermuda High strengthening considerably…UGH! :-(

    I might have known it was too good to be true to totally avoid HHH temps this summer. We had those temps in the summer of 2009 at times as well.

    • Old Salty says:

      Well, I can only hope that InAccuWeather is dead WRONG!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      One good thing if it gets hot, we will have lost much daylight, so perhaps
      at least nigh time temperatures would be less than if later June/Early July.

  40. Old Salty says:

    Storm currently out East of Marlboro, perhaps Sudbury, looks NASTY.

  41. Old Salty says:

    It’s so nice to look at these storms and see NO rotation.

    • Vicki says:

      Yes it is but the wind here made me quite nervous. It was literally whipping the tree limbs in all directions.

  42. Vicki says:

    Really bad. Wind was worrisome. It literally blew rain horizontal ON THE INSIDE of the porch. I have never seen that. Settling down now but something hit very close to here

  43. WeatherWiz says:

    Thunder in Woburn…and got some spotty rain that stopped as soon as it started…who knows what will happen.

  44. Vicki says:

    And yet again tstorm warning went up after I had shut down and after the huge cracks of thunder. Flash flood warning here also. My guess is rt 9 is flooded or getting there

  45. Vicki says:

    What towns OS

    • Vicki says:

      I’m thinking north of us

    • Old Salty says:

      Awfully hard for me to tell. Looks like right along the Pike just East of rt. 126
      Perhaps Wayland and Natick. Near rt. 27

      • Vicki says:

        Not far. Thank you OS. I so appreciate it

        • Old Salty says:

          Any rotation “Appears” to be growing weaker.

          But that storm was a dousey.

          When they get that bad, they need to be watched just in case.

          But all looks much better right now. πŸ˜€

      • Old Salty says:

        Any possible rotation appears to be remaining pretty weak.
        Many times there is weak rotation, but there usually isn’t
        anything to worry about until it gets stronger like in Revere.
        With the Revere one, it was almost a certainty the rotation
        was so strong.

        With this storm it is NOT strong, but appears to be there, unless
        I am misreading this thing.

        • Vicki says:

          OS the trees were literally sideways and branches were going back and forth. It slowed but is dark to our southwest

          • Old Salty says:

            Looks like it’s back building. There’s another cell
            just to your West, about to move in on you.

          • Old Salty says:

            Can you estimate wind speed?

            Was it 60 mph? Curious. it’s so tranquil here.

            Amazing what a few miles does.

          • Old Salty says:

            That cell doesn’t appear to be doing much and
            it also looks to be moving North of your location,
            which I assume is somewhere near the Pike
            and Edgehill Rd.

  46. Vicki says:

    2 inches and Main Street we run into is flooded which does not happen

  47. WeatherWiz says:

    Raining decent in Woburn now.

  48. Old Salty says:

    Storm WEAKENING now.

  49. Old Salty says:

    Any Signs of rotation with that storm are now TOTALLY and completely GONE.

  50. Old Salty says:

    WOW, Vicki you took the brunt of that one.

    You’ve been wishing for one. Looks like you got your wish and then some.

    Hope all is well out there.

    Heading out now.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • Vicki says:

      It is well here. Hope I everywhere else. Police scanner has tons of folks stranded.

      Rain picking up again. Wow

  51. Vicki says:

    2.22 rain

  52. rainshine says:

    It rained heavy in Sudbury.

  53. Tom says:

    Whats happening in the Framingham area looks like what happened on the South Shore earlier today. Only, the Framingham rain looks much more intense than the South Shore.

    I think it looks like the western and southwestern edge of the storm keeps redeveloping and most recently, another segment of storms from the west have merged in. All in all, its kept the rain going for a long while in that area.

    Also, seacoast of NH getting heavy rain now too.

  54. Vicki says:

    3.61 rain and still raining moderately.

  55. Vicki says:

    I think north of here got it worse. Not sure but looked that way and also seems to still be in heavier rain

    • Vicki says:

      Rain varied in Wunder reporting stations in this area. South of us was 2.6ish. Two stations closest to me reporting 4.01 and 3.6. I find the latter to be most reliable.

  56. rainshine says:

    The rain has been sitting over Sudbury for over an hour. It keeps pulsating. Still pouring.

  57. Old Salty says:

    Mighty Impressive stuff. Heading out for dinner very shortly.
    Just checking in to see IF I can leave windows open. Probably will close
    most just in case the stuff from the South moves in before we get home.

    • Tom says:

      It does look like its going to rain here. Not thunderstorm clouds, good ole fashion rainstorm cloudiness.

  58. rainshine says:

    Our backyard is flooded – wind is picking up a little.

    Any meteorological reason why a storm cell would sit in one place for so long?

  59. rainshine says:

    I don’t know how to check for rotation, but what is over Sudbury is the tail end of the rain. This all seems so weird – but I wonder if there is more going on. Maybe and hopefully not.

  60. John says:

    Wow Vicki. Looks like it wants to do something here but that’s about it. Off to the marshfield yaut club.

  61. rainshine says:

    Probably no one saw my question, so I will ask again, if anyone might know the answer?

    Any meteorological reason why a storm cell would sit in one place for so long?

    Thanks!

    • Vicki says:

      Rainshine. OS said it was backfilling….maybe wrong term. I took it to Mean it went over us and then backed up over us. It sure sat for a while.

      • rainshine says:

        Vicki, it sure did. I must have missed that comment from OS. It just rained and rained – it seemed like it wouldn’t end. I do remember your post – sounds like you had some scary wind. We didn’t have that – weather is certainly interesting, where a few miles away it can be so different. Thank you for your reply and I hope Mac is continuing to do ok.

        • Vicki says:

          I can’t find the comment by OS. I don’t think I made if up. Mac is doing well. He gets stronger every day and makes me so proud. I found out today I may need surgery for diverticuli but am hoping a bland diet and antibiotics will be all I need. When it rains, it does pour and I know you know that very well.

          • rainshine says:

            Vicki – how do you do it? With everything you have been going through, you always seem so positive. I wish I could be like that. I get very depressed and sometimes I have a thin skin (too sensitive). I hope you feel better. And yes, it’s been hard for Marc and me. It still is. But that’s life. The only thing I can say is – and it makes me feel better when I see or do this – :) :) Just some smiles can make anyone feel better – and I think you have said that at some point.

  62. Charlie says:

    Good evening!! What an evening!! Lots of clouds, looks like a rainy Saturday but that’s ok, we really need it.

    Congrats to Ty Law on getting the red Jacket, unbelievable ceremony, place was packed and then some, I’d estimate 7-8K were at attandance, also Bruschi,Milloy,zolak,Otis smith etc etc. what a great time!! We are all Patriots and the Patriots are World Champions 2001 Kraft :)

  63. Charlie says:

    Tk how much rain sat?

  64. Vicki says:

    Old salty I know you are out to dinner and hope you are enjoying your evening. I wanted to pass along a comment from my youngest. The wind got a bit scary and she asked if you were on the blog. Not who was on TV but you and knowing you were made her feel a lot better (me too).

    • North says:

      Can’t believe the rain you got. We and a strange storm like that last year that just sat here. It was in the evening and we got almost 3 inches of rain in 90 minutes. No way you can prepare for that. Cool video by the way.

      • Vicki says:

        It was odd. I finally got the river off of our porch. Thanks and I need to try and post the video for OS.

    • Old Salty says:

      Made my day. Thanks

      Oh, the term I used was “Back Building”
      πŸ˜€

  65. Philip says:

    Fwiw…Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3 ! :-)

  66. Tom says:

    http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/floaters/11W/imagery/rb-animated.gif

    Sometimes with tropical systems, we hear about “explosive intensification”.

    I think this might qualify. Obviously the eye, but also see the central dense overcast and how symmetric it is and how high the cloud tops are on the last image.

    This system is over the western Pacific, other side of the world.

  67. matt souza says:

    what do you guys think for historic triangle of Virginia. (Jamestown etc) for the next 7 days. pouring out since 4 this afternoon.

  68. Emily says:

    BEAUTIFUL thunderstorm sky at Hampton Beach today. Love the “sunshine puddles” after it rained on the pavement. πŸ˜€