Friday Forecast


DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 3-7)
A quick update here. Not many changes. A very large ocean storm which would have had major impact on the region had it been closer in its loop will have just moderate impact with wind and rain, including coastal rough surf, until early Saturday before it pulls away and the weekend gradually improves. A weakening front will cross the region in the early hours of Monday, fairly unnoticed. The trend after a chilly Friday-Saturday will be for a moderation in temperature through Monday before we knock it back a little bit on Tuesday as the air flow may become onshore again with a disturbance passing to the south and high pressure shifting its center to the north.
TODAY: Cloudy. Periods of rain. Highs 43-50. Wind NE-N 10-20 MPH except 20-30 MPH coast, higher gusts all areas which may reach or exceed 30 MPH inland and easily exceed 40 MPH coast with some gusts in the 45-55 MPH range.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A few periods of rain possible. Lows 35-42. Wind N 10-20 MPH interior, 20-30 MPH coast, higher gusts.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Risk of rain early morning, mainly south of Boston. Highs 45-52. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A passing rain shower possible. Lows 43-50. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 56-63. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 40-47. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs 48-55, coolest coast. Wind E 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (APRIL 8-12)
West to east flow in the weather pattern but broad low pressure crossing the region may bring a rain shower risk for the first couple days of the period. Temperatures near to above normal through mid period then cooler late in the period.

DAYS 11-15 (APRIL 13-17)
A cooler pattern for this period with the potential for a storm to impact the region with rain or even mix around April 13 before a drier trend arrives.

72 replies on “Friday Forecast”

  1. Hopefully, the rain will hold for this tonight. If not, we can yell out of our windows

    I think It would be awesome if All towns could participate in this.

    Friday night at 7:00 from our windows or porches or front steps…

    7:00 pm, Friday, April 3, 2020

    They’ve done it in London and New York City, and now this Friday one is being organized in Boston: a collective round of applause for workers who are on the front lines of the corona virus battle.

    Everyone from Beacon Hill to the Berkshires can participate in #ClapBecauseWeCare. Here’s how: At 7 p.m. on Friday, open up a window, or stand in front of your house, and clap and whoop for five minutes as if J.D. Martinez just hit a home run in Fenway Park.

  2. On radar the entire CT River Valley from north to south is devoid of any rain with lots of rain on either side.

  3. Good morning and thank you TK.

    Euro is beginning to look interesting down the road some. We shall see.

  4. An appropriate song for the times…

    My wife and I were talking at dinner last night as we enjoyed a nice rib-eye.
    Here we are sitting there with a nice juicy steak in front of us and there are folks
    out there who may have nothing to eat or very little to eat and yet we complain.
    Shame on us. We took stock in our blessings.

    We have a credit card that is not maxed out and can pay for services such as SHIPT
    and Amazon Prime to have food delivered to the house. I still have a job and a paycheck, while others do not. We have a nice house and roof over our heads and a very comfortable environment in which to hunker down. Our house is so big, I get
    a work out every day just traversing from room to room. In short my wife and I
    are very very fortunate as most here on the blog appear to be as well. We should count
    our blessings.

    And thank you TK for all you do!!!!

    Now to the office. Oh wait, I am sitting at my desk as I am already here. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. THIS^

      Thank you. Your words bring an important perspective. I try to take a few minutes before bed to remember that we are blessed in many ways. The meme floating around that says what will happen when this is over is powerfully true. I can’t recall if I shared it here

      Off to listen to your song

  5. Another Friday brings another collection of forecasts from around the dial:

    Once again – if you live on the coast be sure to have your devices charging. Power outage possibility is definitely heightened.

      1. Indeed. Always good to be prepared just in case especially since the devices we tend to need to have charged are more vital than ever.

  6. Now remember to warm me to duck before you throw something.

    I am cleaning my oven because of the shrimp I spilled in it last night. So I have some windows open. I like the feel of today and the sound of the rain. It makes me feel warm inside my home.

    TK… me here please. I may be run out of dodge 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. On a serious note…..Mark, I hope you and your family are doing well. I miss your weather posts and your discussion

      1. I think he was just overwhelmed by the doom and gloom type of comments this past weekend if memory serves.

        1. I think you are right. But wanted to check. Can’t blame him for wanting to distance. I also can skip things when it gets too intense.

        2. That’s too bad. As far as I am concerned, we only have been speaking the truth. If it is deemed gloom and doom, then so be it. It’s too bad, I always enjoyed Mark’s input on this blog.

      1. Perhaps if January and if cold enough even more than that, however, it were snow this time around, it would probably be
        1/2 that amount due to ratio, sun angle and warm ground.

  8. I heard on the news this morning that our stimulus checks ($1200) could come as soon as 2 weeks. 🙂 🙂

  9. So far April has been taking the “April Showers bring May flowers” saying to heart

    Of course we know what may flowers bring: pilgrims.

  10. Thanks TK
    If you do through e filing and the government has your bank account number you will be getting your $1200 check then. If you do not have direct deposit set up then your check will come later. I heard yesterday there working on a portal where you could set up your banking information so you could get your check in a couple weeks. $1200 goes for people making $75,000 or less. You will get a smaller check if you make between $76,000 – $99,000.

    1. Thanks JJ. I do not get money auto deposited because having a business I never get money back. I did read they revamped the SS thing. Originally, I believe they were saying SS folks who do not normally file might have to file a simple and quick return. Now apparently, that is not necessary.

      1. For a lot of Americans those checks can’t get here soon enough. In the last two weeks nearly 10 million people filed for unemployment which is incredible. Here in CT last year a total of 180,000 people filed for unemployment. In the past two weeks 220,000 people have filed for unemployment.

        1. Terrifying. All of my kids are in need of the check. And for some reason unemployment checks didn’t show up today for one of my family members. I know govt is trying to figure this all out and patience is important.

          1. The states on their unemployment websites can’t handle the amount of people applying for unemployment. Governor Lamont here in CT said our system for that is so out dated. I hope these people have jobs to go back to once we get back to normal which who knows when that is going to be.

    2. Thanks for that info Jimmy. Since I didn’t do Direct Deposit I guess I’ll have to wait a bit longer for my check in the mail. Hopefully not too much longer.

  11. I was just reflecting on the masterstroke of Baker yesterday with the 1 million PPE masks. Previously 3 million masks Baker secured were seized in a New York port. Baker never stated who seized them but knowing how government works only the Feds/customs could seize such things. Being in a bind he works with the Krafts and it is so brilliant because: if they seize items from such a notable plane it would play really bad visually with the media – but also: the Krafts are friends with Trump and since he considers the Krafts as loyal to them he wouldn’t want to mess with that relationship. It’s a shame such games need to be played to secure the materials needed but I find myself very impressed by Baker and what is essentially a grandmaster chess move.

    1. Awesome comment. I agree and had pretty much the same thought. I have worked hard at calling bakers office to thank him as well as ask why politely in a few instances.

  12. I know this is pure fantasy but: How about every person gets a stimulus check PER month until the crisis is over or at least the cases become more manageable? It’s not like folks will be going on any spending sprees other than paying bills and/or food.

    I guess it would probably totally bankrupt the nation. I know, an insane suggestion but realistically for most will only help for a month or so.

    Here’s a thought. Those who truly do not need their checks donate towards a good cause?

    1. I thought some in Washington had suggested that approach. I’ve done some of the last part and will do more. Great suggestion

    2. Canada is doing essentially that but to the tune of 2k/mo to its people. Everything canada has been doing has been a much better handling of the crisis and they will come out the better for it.

  13. Thanks TK!
    Judging by that satellite view one would think that it has the looks of a hybrid system don’t you think? It had an eye feature which has since filled in.

  14. What a long & exhausting week, but when it’s all said and done I feel lucky. Mom’s doing well, and I’m still healthy…

    Going to look over some data and comment on the weather as well as an announcement about the blog coming up in a bit.

    Need. Coffee. First.

    1. Coffee…Ah crap, haven’t had coffee since 3/13 as I don’t even have it in the house, yet at work I take 2 large mugs each morning. 🙂 🙂

      So happy your Mom is doing well. You are such a good son.

      1. I try to drink less coffee and a bit more tea (various types), but this week it’s been kind of a coffee week for me.

        And thank you. 🙂

  15. Good afternoon / evening!

    Ok, coffee is inhaled I mean consumed. 😛

    Maybe I can think straight for a few minutes…

    Announcement: Effective tomorrow (April 4), I am going to put 2 posts up every morning. One will be the “(Whateverday) Forecast” under which all the comments will be for the weather. The other post will be a C-19 chat for that day, so people can continue to share their thoughts and info (please fact check first if possible) on the outbreak. This also allows anybody that is not interested in participating in that discussion or just needs a break from it here to go to the weather post and chat weather there.

    Weather: No big time changes as I looked things over. I think the NAM may be a little too wet south of Boston tomorrow morning. I like a little earlier for the drier trend north to south. We’ll have to watch the coast for flooding through Saturday’s AM high tide before things settle back.

    That window of opportunity in the April 9-15 time frame for late-season snow is certainly still there. A little more focused on April 10-14 now, and will pull that in closer as we get closer to it, provided something doesn’t change drastically and I was way off on this idea.

        1. haha!
          It’ll be interesting to see if that pattern shapes up to deliver at least to parts of New England. At mid April by then I can’t look at this like it’s mid winter. It would be marginal, and we’d need things to be perfectly timed.

  16. Joshua. Thank you for the link to your Forbes article. I have saved and will read in am when I am relaxed.

  17. Vicki…The next 2 weeks will be the Jeopardy College Tournament! I would be curious if this begins tapings sans studio audience. If so or when regular Jeopardy returns thereafter will likely be for months on end unfortunately.

    I will say that Alex looks and sounds considerably better as of late. 🙂

    Has anyone else noticed that Wheel of Fortune has been repeating shows from 2018?

    1. Wheel probably has less shows banked than Jeopardy. They’ve been filming a lot more with Alex to give him long stretches of rest when he is getting treatments.

    2. Thank You Philip. I will plan to watch. Lately, I get distracted and forget. But I enjoy the college tournaments…and the kids tournaments. I can answer more of those

  18. I have created the first C-19 post where you can now use the comments section to chat about the Pandemic. I wrote out a set of guidelines in paragraph form. Pretty basic. 🙂

    I am working on the forecast post now.

  19. New forecast post is up!

    Going forward I will put up a reminder of new posts on each page for its corresponding page’s new post.

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