Oppressive heat and humidity returned to New England on Sunday, hours after soaking rain and storms drenched much of New England.
Actual air temperatures reached the 90s across much of Southern New England. Paired with tropical humidity it felt more like 100 at times.
Thicker clouds and more widespread morning showers in Northern New England kept temperatures a bit lower there, but humidity was still high.
Just like past days pop up showers, downpours, and thunderstorms developed during the afternoon. Because of the soupy air mass in place, any rain that falls will be heavy. Localized flooding is possible in the downpours that will quickly produce 1 to 3 inches.
While this weekend’s rain goes a long way towards helping our gardens, and partially refilling reservoirs, it will only put a dent into the drought that has now stretched several weeks.
Slightly less humid air, with temperatures near average, will arrive on Monday. More storms and downpours then return to New England late Tuesday into Tuesday night.