Thursday May 30 2024 Forecast (7:37AM)

DAYS 1-5 (MAY 30 – JUNE 3)

Upper level low pressure will be in charge of our weather today and Friday – the final 2 days of May 2024. Today’s weather will be the most unsettled as a compact surface low pressure system brings a slug of rain and embedded thunderstorms to the region this morning, then it exits west to east midday through the afternoon, with rain last to depart over Cape Cod late afternoon. Some clearing will take place mainly I-95 westward with the return of sunshine, at least partially, as we head through the afternoon in those locations. The sun’s heating and the still-unstable atmosphere can combine to ignite a few additional showers mainly northwest of Boston through early evening before any of those fade away. With the upper low still close enough / partially overhead but exiting to the east on Friday we can see a quick pop up shower again with the sun’s heating, this time favoring the I-95 belt eastward, mainly north of I-90, most especially the NH Seacoast region through Essex County of MA. This should be brief and early enough in the afternoon that even there, along with the rest of the region, conditions will be ideal for late afternoon / early evening outdoor graduation ceremonies, of which there are many planned across the area. June begins with a stellar weekend as high pressure moves into the region, and this high will start to slip off to the east Monday, which will be fair but notably warmer, except the usually cooler South Coast in that set-up.

TODAY: Overcast until midday with rain and embedded thunderstorms. Rain tapering off / ending west to east midday on as clouds start to break. An additional passing shower mainly northwest of Boston in the evening. Highs 57-64. Wind NE 5-15 MPH, shifting to N-NW later in the day.

TONIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 48-55. Wind N-NW 5-15 MPH.

FRIDAY: Sun/cloud mix with a trend for more sun as the day goes along. Additional isolated showers possible around midday favoring southeastern NH and northeastern MA. Highs 63-70. Wind N-NW 5-15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 50-57. Wind N up to 10 MPH.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 68-75, coolest coast. Wind N up to 10 MPH with developing coastal sea breezes.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 51-58. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 72-79, cooler in coastal areas. Wind variable up to 10 MPH with coastal sea breezes.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 52-59. Wind variable under 10 MPH.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 76-83 except cooler South Coast / Cape Cod. Wind S-SW 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (JUNE 4-8)

High pressure offshore / low pressure trough to west results in fair weather and above normal temperatures June 4-5. Frontal boundary associated with trough from west moves into the region June 6-7 brings higher humidity and shower/t-storm chances, before fair weather returns at the end of the period, and temperatures coming back to near normal.

DAYS 11-15 (JUNE 9-13)

Fair weather early period and late period with an unsettled interlude between. Temperatures near to slightly above normal.

70 thoughts on “Thursday May 30 2024 Forecast (7:37AM)”

  1. Thank you TK.

    Light to moderate rain and 55 in Swampscott.

    On another note, if possible, I would like some detail on early early Monday AM forecast. I believe 6 planets will be aligned … Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars, Neptune, and Saturn … in that order. As I understand it, the best viewing will be just before sunrise though it will be around for a couple of days.

    I think we might be able to see 2-3 with the naked eye. Some of this will depend on the level of haze/clouds.

      1. 9Z = 5 AM with DST, else it would be 4 AM on EST
        6Z = 2 AM with DST and 1 AM on EST

        4 hour difference with DST
        5 hour difference with EST

        1. Thanks JpDave !

          When school ends, I’m going to commit to learning these once and for all ! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Longshot, Tom and JPD. I sent this to my family last night. Hopefully we can see some of the planets. I plan to try and get up that early.

  2. Good morning and thank you TK

    Made 76 here yesterday.

    Overnight low of 55 and also that is my current temperature

    Ocean Temperature: 56.8 (Boston buoy)

  3. Thank you, TK.

    India broke a long-standing heat record, recording 52.3C (126F).

    The talk about planet alignment got me thinking about Hair’s opening scene and the first song, Age of Aquarius. The lyrics begin with (youtube link below):

    When the moon is in the Seventh House
    And Jupiter aligns with Mars
    Then peace will guide the planets
    And love will steer the stars …

  4. That red echo west-southwest of Plymouth is a thunderstorm, with radar showing light/moderate amounts of lightning.

    A few random strikes further north as well.

    1. Last 15 mins here have been an absolute torrent and I am curious what Marshfield airport will have recorded for that time frame.

      1. As of 9:35 Marshfield was reporting 0.07 inch
        Logan as of 9:30 0.97 inch

        We shall see if Marshfield updates Properly and soon?

        1. Thanks, I hope so !

          The last 15 minutes, I am going to guess dropped btwn .3 and .5

          It was nuts !!

  5. Winds have backed around to NW, so hopefully this thing
    is out of here soon and just maybe we’ll see the SUN!!

  6. I can manage 1-2 crappy weekday days for beautiful weekends.

    Heading to Spain end of June and getting ready for the heat!

    1. I was thinking that too AND …… the ocean temps for late May are high nearby us, so, relatively speaking, this system had additional humidity available to it.

      1. I am hoping the sub-tropics warm up more as warmer sub-tropics can lead to weaker azore-Bermuda high and let tropical cyclones miss the Caribbean like last year.

  7. 0.41 last hour in Marshfield of which, the majority fell towards the back half of the hour and in about a 15 minute window.

      1. Sorry. That was meant as a comment and not a reply to you Hadi. Fighting another infection and focus is nonexistent

  8. Another 1.01″ here at the StormHQ World Headquarters compound this morning, which puts me up to 6.60″ for May, and 31.12″ for the year. There is a CO-OP station on the other side of town from me, about 6 miles away. They are up to 30.22″ for the year (through May 20). The normal through the end of May is only 20.84″. In fact, through May 29, this is the 4th wettest year on record (records back to 1894):

    1998 – 34.13
    1979 – 33.63
    2010 – 30.96
    2024 – 30.22

    1. Absolutely fascinating. I can’t thank you enough. I’ve read twice and saved so I can read again…..and again. As with other studies I have read, HT-HH had minimal temp impact but added more destruction to the already struggling ozone layer. I had seen in one other place the varying degrees and types of impact around the globe added to that already in place from climate change. But this is more exact. I went to the journal and found what seems to be more detailed information.


    2. I’d just read that recently and was going to post it soon.

      Over time we will find out the magnitude of the impact of the volcano. It’s in its infancy now. Just one aspect, the changing of the way waves propogate through the atmosphere, is potential a huge player on the very sudden uptick in record rainfall events.

      This is not to discount longer term warming, which is most definitely a significant factor, but the sudden spike in the frequency and magnitude of such events is almost certainly related to HT in a more direct way, and as the article states, and I have previously stated, can last potentially up to several years (or in this case, to near the end of the current decade). We have much more to learn and I am super excited, as a scientist, to learn it.

      1. I’m not a scientist but HTHH has fascinated me from the start. The last thing warming needs is an assist from nature while man continues to deny its existence and his part in it

  9. Thanks, TK…

    I am not going, but the Stones are in Foxborough tonight. Mick (soon to be 81) and Keith (80) are sounding and looking great from the concert videos that I have seen.

    1. My Title 1 Tutor, a retired math teacher and also 80 yrs old, works the Pats game and is working the concert tonight.

      And one of my colleagues on the cluster is going tonight with his son.

    1. Thanks! Looks like I might have underestimated the clearing tonight. If so, I overestimated the low temps. πŸ˜‰

    1. Hahaha! I got your joke. No, Friday definitely won’t “verify”. πŸ™‚

  10. If June 1 is, in fact, tomorrow, I need to contact our building principal immediately as June 1 is the Class of 2024 graduation. There will be a lots of students showing up in caps and gowns and no diplomas! πŸ™‚

    1. Hahaha!

      Woburn’s graduation used to be on the first Sunday of June for decades. A few years ago they switched it to the Friday before the first Sunday of June. It’s tomorrow. Weather looks spectacular.

  11. Quick update…

    Mom is back home after her treatment and has lost a ton (not literally) of water weight from the legs. She feels much better.

    Now she needs to get back into her @home routine. πŸ™‚

    1. What amazing news. Thank you for sharing. As always, please give your mom a hug from me

    1. Pre-monsoon is the sunniest / hottest time of year there. The temps I used forecast were astoundingly hot before the rains arrived. This year is a blast furnace.

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