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Passing Showers, Thunderstorms to Move Through Area

Tomorrow looks like a little bit brighter day with high temperature well into the 70s again

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    Partly sunny with a passing shower. Temperatures in the upper 70s.

    (Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017)

    Later Wednesday morning into the afternoon, sunshine broke through the clouds in many locations, and now with some heating of the day we see building showers and thunderstorms.

    Overall, it is a partly to mostly cloudy afternoon with temperatures in the lower 70s, cooler at the coast and spot showers and thunderstorms.

    Any thunderstorms can be dangerous, and some of Wednesday's storms may feature damaging winds and large hail, along with torrential downpours and lightning.

    Individual storms are moving toward the east/northeast at 30 to 35 mph.

    The thunderstorm threat will diminish a bit after the sun goes down, with lingering showers and a few downpours and once again some patchy fog by morning.

    Not as chilly overnight Wednesday night, with low temperatures in the 50s to lower 60s.

    Thursday should be brighter than Wednesday. I know we keep saying that, but it has to happen on one of these days.

    With a 50-50 mix of sun and clouds, there's still a chance for a spot shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon, but most of our Thursday is dry with a high temperature well into the 70s to near 80 degrees.

    Similar weather on Friday, with sunshine in the morning, then clouds building in the afternoon with a chance of a shower, primarily northern New England, and highs again well into the 70s.

    A front from Canada will bring a threat for a shower in a thunderstorm Friday night into early Saturday, perhaps even a period of rain. On Saturday we should see some partial clearing by afternoon, with a high temperature in the 60s to near 70 degrees. It's a tough call for this weekend, as a storm may stall just to the south of New England, but we may get away with a dry Sunday and some sunshine with a high temperature in the 60s to near 70 degrees once again.

    Signs are pointing to a possible coastal storm again next Monday and Tuesday, and eventually we will turn the corner toward summer, but not much in the next several days.

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