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Soaking Downpours Approaching New England

As it stands, expect soaking downpours across central New England through the day Tuesday before clearing out Wednesday morning

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    Tuesday: More humid with showers and scattered storms. Temperatures in the 70s north, 80s south. (Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2016)

    It was an active weekend of weather between the oppressive heat and a potent round of severe thunderstorms that pushed through the region. The good news is that mother nature is dialing down the heat (somewhat) over the 10-day stretch. Let’s get into some of the details on what's coming over the next couple of days.

    The Florida-like airmass that remained firmly entrenched over New England from late last week will finally begin to break down this afternoon, as a broad area of high pressure in the great lakes pushes some drier and more mild air down from Canada. This will eventually be overrun by another warm front surging in from the Tennessee valley, which will make it feel sticky once again for a brief period of time. Temperatures will remain hot, hitting the upper 80s to near 90 over the next two days.

    We desperately need rainfall to help curb the moderate drought that much of the region is under, and we will chip away at some of the deficit starting Tuesday. There also remains some uncertainty in the forecast regarding the potential for storms Wednesday afternoon. Should any strong storms develop, they will remain confined to southeast Massachusetts ahead of a cold front. As it stands, expect soaking downpours across central New England through the day Tuesday before clearing out Wednesday morning. Some locations could pick up a quick 2 in. of rainfall before all is set and done.

    A much needed break from the heat will come in the form of mild air from Quebec later this week. Some moisture will attempt to sneak around a renewed dome of high pressure, which will amass some wispy higher level clouds. A beautiful stretch of weather is ahead heading into weekend as highs dip into the low 80s in the exclusive Early Warning NECN 10-Day Forecast.

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