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New England on the Edge of a Soaking Storm

And as we sit on the edge of a soaking storm, what could be a boon for the drought will initially seem like a boondoggle for the next few days

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    Today (Wednesday): Cloudy, damp and raw. Gusty breezes and areas of drizzle. Highs near 60. Overnight (Wednesday Night): Cloudy. Areas of fog and drizzle. Lows in the upper 50s. Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Showers. Breezy. Highs near 60. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016)

    It was very tempting to hit the snooze button (maybe multiple times) Wednesday morning. Cloudy, dreary, foggy and showery - don't expect this weather to change much over the next few days.

    There is an area of low pressure over the Great Lakes and imbedded in a large "kink" in the jet stream. Just like when there is a kink in your garden hose, the flow in the also atmosphere slows down. This system will have impacts on our weather through the weekend.

    No day will be a washout, but there is a chance of some steadier rain from Friday into Saturday. This is great news for the drought - several days of off and on rain. The ground will have a chance to absorb the moisture - as opposed to running off into the storm drains. 

    Our most trusted model keeps the focus on Southern New England - from the Connecticut coast to the Cape/Islands - for the greatest amount of rain. Close to 1 to 1.5 inches may fall there through Saturday. That said, the threat for rain should extend into Monday morning.

    In the meantime, the temperatures crumble back to the low 60s - at best. Across Northern New England the forecast remains much brighter, drier and somewhat warmer. Even as the storm inches closer, the sun should hold out until the weekend.

    Winds will climb as the atmosphere swaps air between a mighty high to the north and a deepening low to the south. Gusts should be as high as 30-40 across Southeastern Massachusetts late tomorrow through Thursday...mostly at the coast. Winds will be significantly lighter interior Southern New England and all of Northern New England.

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