DAYS 1-5 (MAY 22-26)
Essentially no change in the five-day forecast philosophy, so instead of a lot of wording today, just a brief recap as we head from midweek into the Memorial Day Weekend. The only 2 “events” in this 5-day period will be the passage of a small but potent area of low pressure across Maine from northwest to southeast early Friday, which will send a warm front / cold front combo through southern New England, either of which may produce rounds of showers and possible thunderstorms from Thursday evening to early Friday morning. We will have to watch for the possibility of a few strong storms as the dynamics may support it. Another frontal combo will come through Saturday, parented by a low further north in southeastern Canada, with probably just some cloudiness at times Saturday and most shower activity occurring Saturday night. The vast majority of the first 2 days of the Memorial Day Weekend will be rain-free.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 61-68, coolest coast. Wind NNW 10-20 MPH early, diminishing and becoming variable 5-10 MPH with sea breezes possible.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 45-52. Wind light variable.
THURSDAY: Increasing clouds. Risk of showers especially late-day. Highs 63-70, coolest coast. Wind light variable to SE.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Showers likely. Chance of a thunderstorm. Lows 50-57. Wind light variable.
FRIDAY: Variably cloudy. A slight risk of a passing shower. Highs 60-67. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Lows 48-55. Wind light W.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 68-75, cooler South Coast. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lows 55-62. Wind SW 10-20 MPH shifting to W.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 70-77 except cooler Cape Cod. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.
DAYS 6-10 (MAY 27-31)
Memorial Day Monday May 27 looks dry except a risk of a passing shower late-day or night with a front moving through the region. High pressure moves in for May 28 with fair weather, then high pressure offshore combined with a broad trough approaching from the west brings warmer than average temperatures but with a risk of showers at times during the final 3 days of the month. However it will probably rain only a relatively small fraction of the time on those days.
DAYS 11-15 (JUNE 1-5)
A weak block starts the pattern with high pressure northwest but close enough for dry weather, and low pressure to the south and east far enough way not to impact the region. This should be replaced with a more west to east air flow when a couple disturbances may bring a shower or thunderstorm threat later in the period.