<![CDATA[NECN - Weather New England]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/weather-new-englandhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usSun, 24 Jun 2018 16:45:32 -0400Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:45:32 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Sunday Brings More Pop Up Showers, Storms]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:37:44 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Muggy_Sunday_With_Showers.jpg

Hit and miss showers, downpours, and thunderstorms continue to move through New England Saturday evening, with temperatures holding in the 50s and 60s through the overnight.

Sunday morning will be no different, with 50s and 60s to start the day. It will be cloudy during the morning, but most places will be dry. It will, however, turn more humid over the course of the day.

More scattered showers, downpours, and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon. The rain will arrive first in Western and Northern New England around lunchtime before moving closer to Boston late in the afternoon and during the evening. Highs will reach the 70s to near 80 as the rain moves in.

Humidity drops, as do temperatures, heading into Monday. With a mix of sun and clouds, highs will be in the 60s and 70s. There still may be a spot shower or storm, but many will stay dry.

Tuesday looks beautiful with lots of sunshine thanks to high pressure overhead. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80.

Humidity bumps back up mid to late week, and temperatures return to the 80s. A front will bring scattered showers and storms late Wednesday into Thursday.

Although early still, next weekend, into the week of July 4th, looks to feature warmer than average conditions.

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<![CDATA[Periods of Rain with Hot Weather Returning Later This Week]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:39:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/06242018-sunday.png

Over the last two months, Boston has experienced a 3.38-inch rainfall deficit. Lawns have been turning brown and gardens have needed constant irrigation. A handful of towns have implemented voluntary water bans. Timing is unfortunate, but at least we will see some rain over the next couple of days.

On and off showers will be around this evening, tonight and through the day tomorrow. When all is said and done, nearly a half inch of rain is possible.

After a cooler than average Saturday, temperatures will stay cool through the evening. Overnight low temperatures will drop into the 50s. Sunday will be warmer with high temperatures in the mid 70s.

Monday, clouds will gradually clear. We will catch a couple of nice days Tuesday and Wednesday before our shower chances increase. Temperatures will rise by mid-week. Thursday looks like it will bring showers and be breezy. Showers may continue into the day on Friday.

Temperatures will climb significantly into next weekend. The summery air mass will feature sunshine, heat and humidity. High temperatures may reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Looking at the long term, it’s possible that heat may stick around through the July 4th holiday.



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<![CDATA[Rainy Saturday Won't Be A Complete Washout]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:44:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/06232018-am-weather-graphic.png

Temperatures are starting out in the 40s and 50s north to near 60 degrees south for our Saturday.

Rain advances from southwest to northeast during the day, with possible heavy downpours in a few locations especially late morning through early afternoon and southern and central New England.

Where it is raining, temperatures are hard pressed to get much above 60 degrees, while farther north where we have some sunshine near the Canadian border, high temperature will be in the 70s.

Rain will let up later today, with fog and drizzle forming especially along the coast as a warm front comes up to southern New England by Sunday morning. That front should lift into central New England with a little wave of low pressure riding eastward across Central New England. That means tomorrow is changing from gray and cool early to a mixture of sun and clouds. Expect warm to hot and humid conditions by mid Sunday for central and southern New England.

Where the sun comes out we may hit 85 degrees with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.

In far northern New England we will stay on the cooler side of the front with gray skies fog and drizzle, with showers and a high temperature in the 60s.



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<![CDATA[Outdoor Watering Banned in Foxborough; Fines Possible]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:39:15 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Foxboro+Outdoor+Water+Ban.JPG

Dry weather persists in Foxborough, Massachusetts, prompting local officials to implement an outdoor water ban.

The ban, announced late Thursday, will remain in effect until further notice.

In the first few hours of implementation, nearly 50 violations were logged, according to Town Engineer Christopher Gallagher.

First time violators receive a warning, but fines will be issued for repeat offenders.

Every year water restrictions go into effect in May, this year being no different. Water supplies in town continued to decline even with those restrictions, officials say, leaving them concerned that water pressure may suffer. That’s particularly a concern for the fire department.

The hope is that water levels will stabilize with the help of the ban implemented this week.



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<![CDATA[Cool and Damp Saturday With Some Heavy Rain]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:35:10 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/062218+wx.jpg

A cold front pushes offshore today, ushering drier and more seasonable conditions as high pressure builds overhead. Mostly sunny skies are expected with high temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 70s inland and upper 60s to low 70s at the coast.

An area of high pressure out of Canada will crest overhead and move east, resulting in a wind shift from the southeast.

Moisture and cloud cover will increase throughout the evening. Overnight lows will dip into the low to mid-50s. An area of low pressure and associated warm front approaches from the Ohio River Valley on Saturday.

Showers and light rain move in with temperatures about 10 degrees below the seasonal norm for this time of year in the 60s and low 70s.

On Sunday, a cold front will lead to a wetter day with numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms across the region. Highs will reach into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees south to around 70 degrees across the North Country.

Looking ahead to next week, Monday will feature showers in the morning before a drier and cooler air mass moves into New England behind the departing cold front. Expect decreasing clouds with increasing sun as the day progresses. Highs reach into the low to mid 70s south, near 70 degrees north.

High pressure moves in for Tuesday with abundant sunshine and pleasant weather through the middle of the week. The threat of showers and thunderstorms returns by the end of the week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-Day Forecast.


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<![CDATA[Fresh Air From Canada Sets Up a Beautiful Friday]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:57:55 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/062218+necn+wx.jpg

Most of us start off sunny and cool Friday morning.

The exception is along the south coast from Connecticut to Cape Cod, where a front has stalled and the air remains rather muggy with temperatures near 60.

On the opposite side of the spectrum in far northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, we cooled to the 30s.

Most of us start out around 50 to 55 degrees.

High pressure crests over New England Friday with light wind, and plenty of sunshine, high temperature in the 70s to 80, cooler at the beach with an onshore breeze.

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High pressure moves east of New England tonight, with low clouds and fog moving in to start off our Saturday. Temperatures will hold in the 50s to lower 60s overnight into Saturday morning.

A warm front moving to Long Island will push rain showers across most of New England during the day.

High temperature mostly in the 60s. Fog and drizzle may form along the shore in southern New England. A wave of low pressure will be moving along the front, bringing warmer and more humid air tomorrow night and Sunday.

That low pressure system also brings a chance for showers and a thunderstorm on Sunday, along with a few sunny breaks. It is a lot warmer the second half of the weekend, with a high temperature in the 80s for much of New England, cooler at the coast where fog may be slow to burn off.

Another high-pressure system from Canada brings in cooler air Sunday night and Monday with slow clearing, highs Monday back in the 70s.

A warming trend returns for the middle and second half of next week with temperatures pushing 90, and some showers and thunderstorms by mid and late week.

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<![CDATA[Matt Noyes Explains 'Fire Rainbows' Phenomenon ]]>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:15:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/Matt_Noyes_Explains_Fire_Rainbows.jpg

So-called "fire rainbows" were spotted throughout New England on Wednesday. Matt Noyes explains what they are.

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<![CDATA[2 Disturbances Affecting New England on First Day of Summer]]>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:41:33 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Temperatures_Cool_Off_for_Friday_Saturday.jpg

Two disturbances are affecting New England Thursday, though neither is all that impactful.

The first disturbance brought morning showers to the South Coast with rainbows at dawn ahead of the showers, but unable to move farther north. Meanwhile, the second disturbance is a cold front moving southward across New England that will provide enough of a wind shift and change of air to result in bubbling, puffy cumulus clouds Thursday.

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Fair weather clouds  should grow heavy enough to produce at least some isolated showers from Southern Maine and New Hampshire during the midday and early afternoon. The showers may affect southward through Boston around middle to late afternoon and Southeast Massachusetts to Rhode Island and Connecticut during the late day and evening.

Behind the cold front, the same cool and dry air that brought this morning’s low temperature to 37 degrees at Estcourt Station, Maine, will settle south and drop lows into the 30s for more valleys of the North Country Thursday night and 40s to 50s farther south across New England.

Friday looks pleasant, regionwide, before an approaching storm center from the west casts moisture onto New England, filling the sky with clouds Saturday and causing cool showers to develop from southwest to northeast Saturday morning to afternoon, respectively. However, parts of Maine will stay mostly dry much of the day.

By Sunday, warmer and more humid air will be in place, allowing for some sun, highs in the 80s for many, and scattered afternoon showers and storms. The air gradually dries out early next week, then more prolonged heat and humidity arrives by the week’s end in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Mostly Dry Conditions for First Day of Summer]]>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:10:25 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/062118+wx.jpg

A wave of low pressure south of New England brought some rain to parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and southeastern Massachusetts overnight.

Anyplace starting off damp should dry out quickly as a front pushes east and offshore.

High pressure from Canada is going to move in during the day, with temperatures a little cooler: high in the 60s to low 70s north, 70s to low 80s south, but cooler at the shore.

Sunshine should win out for the day, but there are a few instability showers left over along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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Mild, to cool and dry overnight with low temperature in the 40s north 50s south Thursday night.

Sunshine fades behind high clouds, high temperature in the 70s Friday.

The next warm front enters the region Saturday with plenty of clouds, and occasional rain possible.

Highs in the 60s at the shore to lower 70s inland. Fog and drizzle may arrive at the south coast during Thursday afternoon.

It will turn more humid on Saturday evening with scattered showers and temperatures will hold in the 60s Saturday night.

We get into the warm sector on Sunday with a few breaks of sunshine, and also a few showers and a thunderstorm with a high temperature closer to 80°.

Then, another cold front comes through on Sunday night with clouds and showers to start on Monday, followed by slow clearing in a high in the 70s early next week.

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<![CDATA[Students Launch Weather Balloon for Science Experiment]]>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:03:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Students_Launch_Weather_Balloon_for_Science.jpg

For the second year in a row, students at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton launched a weather balloon loaded with scientific equipment high into the sky over Central Massachusetts.

This year’s balloon is twice as large as the balloon launched last year, and carried a mini-computer thousands of feet into the sky. The computer was programed to measure things like air temperature and pressure every few seconds.

This week the launch site was moved from Upton, near the school, to Dudley due to upper-level winds. By moving the launch site west, and tweaking the amount of helium in the balloon, students hope to watch the balloon come down over land as opposed to in the ocean. That would allow them to best study the onboard instruments.

A camera is also on board, to hopefully provide stunning images of the atmosphere.

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<![CDATA[Cold Front Approaching New England, Showers Ahead]]>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:41:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Weather_Forecast_June_20_4_pm.jpg

Although our New England air is pleasant Wednesday, there’s a cold front approaching from the north and a disturbance moving east out of the Great Lakes that will close in on our region by the night.

The Crown of Maine is the first to see impacts from the approaching cold front with showers from midday onward Wednesday.

Elsewhere in New England, sunshine fades behind increasing high-altitude clouds with high temperatures around 80, then a few evening sprinkles are possible in Connecticut. Showers will also develop along and near the South Coast around and after midnight.

Thursday should dawn with showers ongoing near the South Coast – particularly the Cape and Islands – but the passage of the cold front will carry those showers offshore by mid-morning. The rest of Thursday will feature just enough moisture in the atmosphere to bubble up fair weather clouds that could produce a sprinkle, and an onshore wind that will coordinate with the new, cooler Canadian air to hold most high temperatures in the 70s.

The cooler, drier air will remain in place Friday, holding deeper moisture at bay until Saturday, when a strengthening storm moving east from the Midwestern United States will thrust that moisture into New England, resulting in developing showers and cool air Saturday, particularly from midday onward.

By Sunday, the approaching storm center will drag warmth and humidity into New England, bumping temperatures into the 80s with scattered showers and thunderstorms before another shot of cooler air early next week precedes a return to nearly 90 degree weather toward the end of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Clear Skies From Canada, Rain Ahead for Thursday]]>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:22:39 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/062018+wx.jpg

High pressure from southeast Canada brought a mostly clear sky overnight with temperatures starting out in the 40s and 50s with low humidity Wednesday morning.

The same front with all the heavy thunder Monday turns back toward the north with clouds increasing Wednesday.

With enough sunshine, many of us warm to 80 degrees or better once again.

Clouds will thicken up and there's a chance of a shower at the Canadian border and near New York City by sunset. Another front from Canada moving into Maine will weaken as it pushes south with refreshing air.

However, the wave of low pressure south of New England may generate some heavy rain from Connecticut to Cape Cod and the islands overnight into early Thursday.

This is the same region that almost completely missed the action Monday, so some rainfall may be welcome.

Either way, whatever happens Wednesday night, it will push out and leave us with a nice Thursday and Friday.

Once again, it's low humidity and air from Canada. It's also cooler with sunshine and high temperatures tomorrow and Friday in the 70s.

The old front will move back north, though, on Saturday with increasing clouds and a chance of showers by afternoon with high temperature in the 70s. We may have fog developing at the south coast by late in the day.

We are on the warm and sticky side of the front Sunday with a mixture of sun and clouds high temperature in the 80s, with a few thunderstorms possible.

It's not a washout of a weekend, but is a case where some towns may get appreciable rain, while other towns stay dry all together.

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<![CDATA[At Least 1 Tornado Touchdown From Monday's Storms: NWS]]>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:11:40 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/212*120/Mount+Pemigewasset+clouds+John+Saunders+061818.jpg

At least one tornado was quickly confirmed by the National Weather Service from Monday’s severe weather.

Three miles northwest of Lincoln, New Hampshire, in Grafton County, a hiker filmed a small tornado from Mount Pemigewasset.

In the video, the circulation was clearly in contact with the ground and extended from a strong, rotating cloud, confirming this as a tornado.

Storm surveys are being conducted on other areas of damage in New England by the government storm damage survey teams to determine if any other tornadoes touched down in Monday’s severe weather.



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<![CDATA[Cold Front in New England Before Chance of Rain]]>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:39:04 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/HIGHS_TODAY.jpg

A cold front will slide through the area Tuesday morning, allowing for drier and comfortable air to filter into the region after midday.


Early morning showers are possible and by Tuesday afternoon, clouds are expected to decrease with a return to sunshine. Unlike Monday, we won’t have to deal with highs in the 90s, but temperatures will stay above average with highs in the 80s in central and southern New England while northern New England’s highs are expected to be in the upper 70s.

Temperatures then likely hit the 80s again Wednesday before another shot of slightly cooler air arrives Thursday, right on the first day of summer. The Thursday cooldown will arrive after some Wednesday night and Thursday morning showers.

The upcoming weekend looks to start well, then brings a building chance of showers late Saturday that will continue into the start of next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Powerful Storm Prompts Tornado Warnings, Causes Major Damage]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:58:55 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/202*120/goshen2.jpg

A powerful storm caused major damage and knocked out power to thousands as it moved through New England.

Tornado warnings were issued on three separate occasions on Monday afternoon for parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire but have since expired.

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings remained in effect for parts of New England until 10 p.m. Monday night.

Hundreds of lightning strikes have been reported across the region.

Trees and wires have been reported down in many areas across Massachusetts, from the western part of the state to the North Shore. Viewers have sent in numerous photos of damage caused by the storm.

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A tree came crashing down in Haverhill while a couple was in front of their home, creating a scary moment for the elderly couple. While they are okay, their home is not.

The tree caused extensive damage, crashing through the ceiling, down to the kitchen floor.

George Brown, a friend of the couple's, shot cell phone video from the couple's roof, showing the large tree inside the house. Brown says the couple has been there 80 years and they don't want to leave their home.

The couple was too upset to go on camera. 

Haverhill firefighters inspected the damage, walking around with flashlights Monday night.

Red Cross was on scene to assist the couple. They planned to stay with neighbors Monday night while they figure out what to do next.

There were also a number of trees and wires down in Westford, where Old Lowell Road was blocked to traffic late Monday night. Crews said they will be working around the clock to clear the roadway.

Tree branches covered the street on Roberts Road, where a tree limb could be seen lying on power lines. Police blocked the area and many other roads throughout Westford that were similarly damaged.

A falling tree nearly split a home on South Chelmsford in half. Crews say fortunately no one was hurt.

Goffstown, New Hampshire saw a good amount of damage, as well. Police were forced to shut down Saint Anselm Street after a power pole began leaning and got too close to a home. 

In Methuen, heavy rain and strong winds knocked down a tree, leaving a messy tangle of branches, leaves and power lines. Police say the tree came crashing down onto a car while a woman was inside. Luckily, the woman was able to get herself out and wasn't badly hurt.

Methuen resident Art Crossman didn't have any damage to his house but he did lose power. A number of residents in Westford also lost power.

More than 100,000 people had reported power outages in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by 7 p.m. Monday.

As of 9:30 p.m., more than 65,500 remained without power.

More than 48,400 Unitil, Eversource and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative customers are in the dark in New Hampshire. And in Massachusetts, more than 17,100 people are without power. 

Temperatures soared into the 90s Monday but fell short of records, including the standing record of 94 degrees in Boston. But when coupled with increasing humidity, the heat index, or “feels like,” values neared the century mark.

An approaching cold front sparked storms in northern New England and set off scattered thunderstorms in central and southern New England as well.

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The instigating cold front marks the leading edge to much less humid air that will be sluggish to move into New England overnight or early Tuesday morning but will come pouring in during Tuesday morning and midday.

Temperatures will come down a notch, from 90s to 80s, Monday to Tuesday then likely hit the 80s again Wednesday before another shot of slightly cooler air arrives Thursday behind some Wednesday night and Thursday morning showers.

Right now, the upcoming weekend looks to start well, then brings a building chance of showers later Sunday into the start of next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Hazy, Hot and Humid Monday With Thunderstorms Later]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:42:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Monday_HIGHS_TODAY3.png

There is no question it will be hot today, but it certainly won’t be atypical. Records may be set, but the heat and humidity are relatively average for late Spring.

Our hottest days usually occur during July and August and with a Southwest, West or Northwest wind. It’s June and our wind direction will be out of the south, southwest. The normally warmer valley locations may reach the upper 90s, but that too is fairly typical for late Spring. Regardless, it will be hot, so remember those heat safety tips.

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Thunderstorms are likely Monday evening and night. Not all atmospheric conditions point to a huge outbreak, but this is generally the set up where we see scattered severe thunderstorms. At this point, isolated gusts to 60 mph and a lot of lightning is possible.

Thunder and clouds clear Tuesday. The remainder of the 10-day forecast is pretty nice. We’re expecting a good deal of sunshine, relatively low humidity and seasonably warm weather. Showers are also possible, but our need for a soaking is climbing each day.

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<![CDATA[Early Warning Weather: Expect Heat, Humidity on Monday]]>Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:44:27 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Df6sHPXX0AAmAgM.jpg

A strong sea breeze dropped temperatures along the coast from the low 80s to the mid 70s during the day on Sunday, while inland locations made a climb into the upper 80s and low 90s, but the hottest day of this current stretch is coming up on Monday.

The NBC10 Boston/necn weather team was never on-board when it came to the potential for extreme heat on Monday. There is no question it will be hot, but it certainly won’t be atypical. Records may be set, but the heat and humidity are relatively average for late Spring. Our hottest days usually occur during July and August and with a Southwest, West or Northwest wind. It’s June and out wind direction will be out of the South, Southwest. The normally warmer valley locations may reach the upper 90s, but that too is fairly typical for late Spring. Regardless, it will be hot, so remember those heat safety tips.

Thunderstorms are likely Monday evening and night. Not all atmospheric conditions point to a huge outbreak, but this is generally the set up where we see scattered severe thunderstorms. At this point, isolated gusts to 60 mph and a lot of lightning is possible.

Thunder and clouds clear Tuesday. The remainder of the 10-day forecast is pretty nice. We’re expecting a good deal of sunshine, relatively low humidity and seasonably warm weather. Showers are also possible, but our need for a soaking is climbing each day.



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<![CDATA[Beautiful, Warm Father's Day Weekend Underway]]>Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:41:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/061618+wx+blog.png

A beautiful weekend is now underway across New England.

Plenty of sunshine on Saturday will boost temperatures into the 80s for most, with low humidity and a wind out of the west.

Skies remain mostly clear overnight with lows in the 50s and 60s.

Father’s Day will also boast lots of sunshine and highs in the 80s. A bit of a divide will set up though, with temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 inland, and highs in the upper 70s to near 80 at the coast thanks to a slight onshore component of the wind.

A cold front will approach the Canadian border late day, which may trigger an isolated shower or storm in far Northern New England. Otherwise it really is another great weather day.

Humidity surges in on Monday with a gusty southwest wind. Temperatures will also spike into the 90s, approaching records in some cities and towns. That combination will make it feel more like 100 at times.

The cold front will continue to creep closer, increasing the risk of spotty showers and storms, particularly north and west of Boston.

On Tuesday the front will drop through Southern New England, increasing the risk of hit and miss storms there. Humidity and temperatures will also slowly drop Tuesday as the front slides by.

More seasonable and refreshing air sets in mid-week.

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<![CDATA[Sunshine and Warmth for Father's Day Weekend]]>Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:34:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/061618+wx+blog.png

Sunshine Saturday morning will mixing with fair-weather clouds midday and afternoon, low humidity and high temperature in the 80s.

Wind is mostly light from the northwest, so the beaches should be just about as warm as anywhere.

Sunday is a bit more tricky, there will be another little pool of cool air trying to rotate south through the Gulf of Maine. This may produce an onshore breeze at the beach from Maine to eastern Massachusetts keeping us in the 70s. But for most of us high pressure to the south is in control and we will go to 85 to 90 degrees along and west of the Connecticut River under mostly sunny skies for all.

Hot, to record hot is likely Monday. With the wind from the west, temperatures may exceed 95 degrees and break records.

Sunshine will mix with clouds as a front from Canada triggers showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon from north to south.

The front makes it to southern New England coast on Tuesday with a chance of heavy rain, and there will be some more thunder for Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Northern New England should dry out on Tuesday with a high temperature in the 70s to 80 degrees.

If there is any appreciable rain in the next seven days it looks like it would be Monday afternoon and Tuesday.

Seasonable and mostly dry weather is likely to return for the middle and second half of next week.

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<![CDATA[Cool, Gloomy, and Rainy Before Afternoon Clearing]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:57:09 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/061518+wx+blog+2.jpg

For this time of year there's a pretty strong storm slowly moving out Nova Scotia Friday morning. At the same time, a cold front is pushing south generating a few rain showers, and much cooler air.

It is jacket weather to start off our Friday with temperatures in the 30s and 40s north, and 50s to near 60 south. Areas of rain will shrink with slow emergence of sunshine.

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Where the sun is out all day we warm to the 70s in northern New England, in the 60s south with the clouds blocking the sun much of the day.

High pressure from Canada takes over for the weekend. What is initially cool air, it rapidly turns warm as the wind comes around from the southwest for most of New England by Saturday afternoon.

There may be a subtle feature that causes an onshore breeze at some of the beaches in Massachusetts and Maine where we may be in the 70s, but for most of us we warm well into the 80s.

Low pressure tracking into Ontario Sunday will push warm to hot air for New England, with just a chance of a shower, and high temperature close to 90 degrees as the humidity builds late in the weekend.

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Monday we are hot, to record hot, with a temperature of 90 degrees for most of us, and a few locations may heat past 95 degrees. There's also a front pressing in from southern Canada that may generate heavy thunderstorms especially in western and northern New England before the day is over.

We get onto the cooler side of the front on Tuesday, but the front may stall close enough that remnants from the Pacific hurricane named Bud may bring appreciable rain to southern New England. We could use that rain and will keep an eye on it. 


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<![CDATA[Sunshine and Clouds Usher in Dry Air; Showers for Some]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:36:01 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/ThursdayFRONTS_D3.png

For this time of year it's a pretty strong storm slowly moving out of Maine tonight. To the north side of the low pressure center temperatures in the 40s today set records for cold high temperatures today.

South of the storm many parts of New England started off with a blue sky that turned into a heavy gray during the afternoon. Wind from the west gusting past 35 mph with temperatures in the 70s to 80°.

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Tonight a cold front is pushing south across New England generating a few rain showers, and much cooler air for the morning. It is jacket weather to start off our Friday with temperatures in the 30s and 40s north, and 50s to near 60 south. We also have an upper level low pressure system generating showers from Vermont through southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. 

Areas of rain will shrink with slow emergence of sunshine. Where the sun is out all day we warm to the 70s in northern New England, in the 60s south with the clouds blocking the sun much of the day. 

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High pressure from Canada takes over for the weekend. What is initially cool air, it rapidly turns warm as the wind comes around from the southwest for most of New England by Saturday afternoon. There may be a subtle feature that causes an onshore breeze at some of the beaches in Massachusetts and Maine where we may be in the 70s Saturday but for most of us we warm well into the 80s. 

Low pressure tracking it to Ontario Sunday will push warm to hot air for New England, with just a chance of a shower, and high temperature close to 90° as the humidity built late in the weekend.

Monday we are hot, to record hot, with a temperature of 90° for most of us, and a few locations may heat past 95°. There's also a front pressing in from southern Canada that may generate heavy thunderstorms especially in western and northern New England before the day is over.

We get onto the cooler side of the front on Tuesday, but the front to may stall close enough that remnants from the Pacific hurricane named Bud, may bring appreciable rain to southern New England. We could use that rain and will keep an eye on it.


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<![CDATA[Sun and Clouds With Chance Sprinkles for Some Areas]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:15:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Thursday+3+PM+NECN.png

Low pressure only slowly moves out of Northern Maine late today. Showers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine slowly spread to the south. Most of southern New England should be dry with high temperatures close to 80 degrees.

Low pressure is strengthening near Baxter State Park in Maine today, resulting in a mix of clouds and sunshine with quite a bit of wind. In southern New England, gusts past 30 mph will come from the west.

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We still have lingering clouds at night with the few showers left over in Maine early tomorrow morning. But then we are going to a trend of nice weather. It will go from cool on Friday morning to warm to hot by Saturday afternoon — especially Sunday and Monday.

On Friday, temperatures will be in the 70s. Temperatures Saturday will be in the 80s with continued low humidity. That means nice weather for sleeping Friday night and Saturday night.

On Sunday, the humidity builds back in with a high temperature close to 90 degrees and a slight chance of a shower.

On Monday, it looks hot with sun and thunderstorms and temperatures close to 90 degrees with high humidity.

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<![CDATA[Warm Front Bringing Humidity, Scattered Showers]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:42:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/blog12.png

Wednesday started sunny for many, but an approaching disturbance coupled with a warm front delivers clouds and scattered, mostly light showers during the afternoon and evening.

Many outdoor games and plans may go forward, as long as some occasional light rain won't ruin them. Some heavier downpours and even a rumble of thunder may mix in for northern New England during the late day and evening.

The highest chance for a heavier burst of rain like a downpour or rumble of thunder in southern New England actually comes around midnight, as the heart of the instigating upper-level disturbance marches through.

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Behind this disturbance, expect drier air to stream in on an active westerly wind Thursday when most of New England will be mild but the North Country sees cool showers as cool as the 40s in northern Maine!

Friday brings a pleasant and increasingly dry air to our region after possible early morning clouds and sprinkles depart, and this sets us up for the second magnificent weekend in a row across New England.

An absence of humidity for most of the weekend will make the weather comfortable, even as temperatures rise into the 80s. By Monday, humidity builds and a chance of scattered thunder enters the forecast as highs reach 90 degrees and the Early Warning Weather exclusive 10-day forecast shows a summery feeling, even if not quite as warm, sticking around for most of next week with some occasional showers.

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<![CDATA[Some Communities Issue Water Restrictions Due to Dry Weather]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:53:30 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Dry+weather+conditions+Fitchburg.jpg

After spring weather that brought average rainfall to much of Southern New England, the weather pattern has turned dry lately. So dry in fact that some cities and towns have implemented water restrictions.

Fitchburg is one of several communities in north central Massachusetts now facing restrictions.

That stems from below-average stream flows along the Nashua River. Non-essential watering is prohibited from 9 AM to 5 PM during the restrictions, with fines possible for violators.

It would take a week of more normal stream flows to lift the restrictions, and right now that seems unlikely in the near future.

Even with the restrictions in place, officials say the water supply is overall in good shape thanks to the normal rainfall earlier in the year.



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<![CDATA[Warm Front Moves In Bringing Humidity and Showers]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:14:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Wednesday+3+PM+NECN1.png

Sunshine fades rapidly this morning with a chance of showers before noon. A warm front will push into southern New England and there can be scattered downpours or a thunderstorm as well.

It is not widespread heavy rain, in fact, some locations may get very little rain. A few isolated locations to get more than a quarter of an inch. And it can happen in a very short time with a quick heavy shower.

Most noticeable is the increase in humidity, as the dew point temperature rises into the 60s. That means fog and drizzle possible by afternoon and evening.

It may remain fairly windy near the south coast also, from the south gusting past 30 mph.

Low pressure intensifies on the front in northern Maine late in the day, and into tomorrow. This may keep the rain going in parts of northern New England through tomorrow.

In southern New England, the sun comes out in windy conditions, and a high temperature close to 80 degrees. Sunshine will fade behind clouds with a chance of showers south also by afternoon. A cold front pushes offshore at night with partial clearing and a low temperature back to the 50s and 40s north.

There may be some lingering clouds in eastern New England early Friday, otherwise, we have a lower humidity and cooler air coming in, for a nice afternoon with a high temperature in the 70s.

High pressure moves south of us for the weekend with increasing warmth and humidity remaining low through Saturday. Temperatures Saturday will be in the low to mid-80s. Humidity builds a little bit on Sunday with temperatures getting closer to 90 degrees.

It looks like a nice summer type weekend. The shower and thunderstorm threat builds Sunday night and Monday when temperatures may be near 90 degrees briefly before cooler and drier air comes in the middle of next week.


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<![CDATA[Sunny, Warm Tuesday Ahead of Mid-Week Showers]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:35:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Tuesday+4PM+NECN.png

A bit like an arid environment around New England lately, with low dew-points in the 30s and 40s, temperatures at night have been quite chilly each morning.

With a mostly clear sky last night, temperatures cooled to the 40s and 50s for most of us, even a few spots in the 30s again. We have a beautiful Tuesday with high-pressure center southeast of Nantucket, the flow will return with a breeze from the southwest, a warmer weather direction.

With humidity remaining low and plenty of sunshine, our temperature warms to near 80 degrees, cooler at the south-facing coastline.

A front that divides New England for most of the nation where it's warm and sticky is causing a lot of rain, including flooding in Pennsylvania the last few days.

That front comes into New England tomorrow with much higher humidity and showers with a thunderstorm, a few locations may pick up a third or a half inch of rain in a pretty short time.

It is not a widespread rainmaker, some of us may see nothing at all, high temperatures close to 80 degrees with the dewpoint warming to the 60s.

But a rainy Wednesday is often good for the weekend, nice air from Canada is going to come back in with increasing sunshine Thursday, and then Friday through Sunday look beautiful with temperatures climbing back to the 80s for the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Cool Air Moves In; Chance of Showers Mid-Week]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:05:41 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/LKN_FRONTS_BOSDMA+%2820%291.png

Heavy rain resulted in flooding in the Philadelphia area last night, but those conditions will stay south of New England as high pressure builds in from Canada, thrusting dry air southward across the border.

In fact, the combination of dry air, a clear sky, and a light wind allowed northern New England to dip all the way to the freezing mark early Monday morning, with Berlin, New Hampshire reporting a low of 32 degrees and frosty 30-degree temperatures from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to Northern Maine.

While dry air cools quickly at night, adding sun makes for a quick rebound today except where the easterly wind comes in from the ocean, holding high temperatures in the 60s at the coast while the interior sails to and beyond 70 for a very comfortable day.

The veil of clouds that began the day for southern New England thins as drier air takes over, and another cool night is expected for our region overnight with lows in the 40s.

A shift in the wind Tuesday comes around the back side of a departing high-pressure cell over the waters east of New England, meaning only Cape Cod and south-facing coasts will experience a wind off the water, so most communities reach 75-80 degrees.

The next chance of showers for New England comes with a disturbance on Wednesday that will increase humidity a bit and swing a frontal boundary through the region leaving mild but dry conditions for most on Thursday except for a North Country shower, then a beautiful weekend!

More classic mid-summer weather looks to build early next week, along with an increased chance of scattered thunder in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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<![CDATA[Fair, Cool Monday Ahead of Warm Week]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:12:39 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Monday_HIGHS_TODAY2.png

The weather today will be very similar to the weather we had on Sunday when it comes to temperature and sky conditions. We'll see some milky sunshine once again with temperatures struggling to get to 70 degrees.

Seasonably warm weather returns during the day on Tuesday. Temperatures will reach the upper 70s with mainly sunny skies. Don’t expect much rain this week. Showers are possible on Wednesday, but you’ll need to keep the gardens watered as most towns will remain dry and any showers which develop will be light.

Shower chances, although very low, will continue into the weekend. Even though a shower is possible, both weekend days look very nice. Temperatures will stay in the mid-70s which is average for this time of year.

With our exclusive 10-day forecast, you can look into early the following week. Temperatures, once again, will stay in the mid to upper 70s with a shower or two.

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<![CDATA[Quiet, Dry Stretch of Weather Continues]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:37:07 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/061018+wx+blog.jpg

We’re in the middle of a very quiet stretch of weather. There were some high, thin clouds giving us some milky sunshine, especially in central and southern New England on Sunday.

These clouds are from a decaying, upstream complex of thunderstorms. Monday will be very similar when it comes to temperature and sky conditions. We’ll see some milky sunshine once again with temperatures struggling to get to 70 degrees.

Seasonably warm weather returns during the day on Tuesday. Temperatures will reach the upper 70s with mainly sunny skies.

Don’t expect much rain this week. Showers are possible on Wednesday, but you’ll need to keep the gardens watered – most towns will remain dry and any showers which develop will be light.

Shower chances, although very low, will continue into the weekend. Even though a shower is possible, both weekend days look very nice. Temperatures will stay in the mid 70s which is average for this time of year.

With our exclusive 10-day forecast, you can look into early the following week. Temperatures, once again, will stay in the mid to upper 70s with a shower or two.

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<![CDATA[Sunny Stretch Continues]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 12:44:01 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/221*120/Wx+610.PNG

Our nice weather continues not just on Sunday, but right into the start of this upcoming work week.

Sunshine will be dimmed or filtered at times in Southern New England today as a disturbance continues to slide south. Winds will also turn onshore, keeping the coast near 70 while inland areas again make it closer to 80.

Mostly clear skies tonight, combined with a light wind, will result in cool and crisp conditions. Lows will bottom out in the 40's and 50's.

We still have an east wind on Monday, meaning it's a bit cooler. Highs will be in the 60's near the coast, and in the 70's inland.

Winds turn to the southwest on Tuesday, allowing milder air back into New England. We'll pop into the 70's and 80's with continued sunshine.

It's warm and muggy on Wednesday, with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. This will be typical hit and miss summer-like activity, not an all day washout.

Humidity drops again as we clear out on Thursday, but keep in mind there still may be some showers in Northern New England.

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<![CDATA[Warm Weekend in a Cooler-Than-Average June]]>Sat, 09 Jun 2018 23:51:40 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/WeatherBlog0609Eliza.jpg

Our temperatures swings continue. So far this June, temperatures are 3° below average in Boston. We wrapped up May 4.2° above average and April was 2.8° below. Many people are thankful for the dry weekend after plenty of rainy weekends this spring.

More sunshine on the way for Sunday. Temperatures will climb into the low 70s. It won’t be as warm out as Saturday, but it will be a nice beach day. Keep in mind, water temperatures are still running in the low 60s. There are a few bays which have warmed into the mid 60s.

Our sunny, dry weather will continue into Monday and Tuesday. With an onshore breeze Monday, it will be cool. Temperatures are only expected to stay in the upper 60s. Showers are possible on Wednesday, but at this point is doesn’t appear widespread or heavy. If you look at our probabilities of an inch or more of rain over the next week, it’s nearly at zero percent.

Temperatures gradually warm up as we continue through the week. We’re expecting a range between the mid 70s and low 80s, which is typical for this time of year. At this point, next weekend looks pretty nice as well – sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70s.

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<![CDATA[Beautiful Weekend on Tap]]>Sat, 09 Jun 2018 13:18:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/060918+wx+blog1.png

For the first time in weeks, we have a beautiful weekend on tap across New England.

Sunshine on Saturday will boost temperatures into the 70s and low 80s with comfortable humidity.

A cold front located to our south will be the focus for rain, meaning we stay dry, but clouds will clip us on the northern side of the disturbance. As a result expect the sun to dim during the afternoon and evening, especially in Southern New England.

Sunday dawns with temperatures in the 40s and 50s in Northern New England, with 50s and 60s in Southern New England. By the end of the day highs will make it into the 70s inland, but a weak seabreeze will keep us in the upper 60s and low 70s at the coast. Clouds will gradually melt away with time as well.

Monday is sunny, but still cool at the coast with 60s there; 70s will be achieved inland once you get away from a continued seabreeze.

Winds turn to the southwest on Tuesday, allowing temperatures to pop back to near 80 except for the South Coast, Cape, and Islands.

Our next chance of showers or storms comes on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Beautiful, Mostly Sun-Filled Saturday]]>Sat, 09 Jun 2018 10:05:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/060918+wx+blog.png

We can't remember the last time we had back-to-back warm days with sunshine, and comfortable temperatures on a weekend.

A front that is bringing in even lower humidity air for our Saturday and Sunday has pushed just south of the region this morning.

High pressure from Canada pushes some delightful air Saturday with temperatures close to 80 degrees. The wind should be more from the west pushing warm air right down to the beach.

The ocean water temperature is still only around 60 degrees, but it will feel good on the toes at least.

The weather system we've been monitoring for this weekend is going to bring some cloudiness from Connecticut to Cape Cod, but the rain should stay offshore, it just dims the sun a little bit during the afternoon.

For Sunday, there's a little bit different weather, as the wind will be a little bit more from the east at the beach, only 5 to 15 mph, but will keep us a little cooler with the temperatures in the 60s at the shore and 70s inland.

The boundary between the low humidity air in New England and much more humid air across most of the rest of the nation should eventually come our way. But probably not until the middle of next week.

In fact there may be a push of even cooler air coming into parts of eastern in New England Monday into Tuesday. Perhaps even enough for a freeze in northern Maine early Tuesday. But by the middle of next week summer warmth should return, that is if it even leaves at all.

These are the longest days of the year, and the weather pattern is cooperating.

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<![CDATA[Feel of Summer to Start the Weekend]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 23:44:28 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/necn+wx+060818+new+england+high+temps+fridayyyy.png

A decaying cold front over New England may generate a few clouds today, otherwise it's the brightest day we've had this week with a high temperature close to 80 degrees.

Wind from the west will be at 10 to 20 mph. This weak front stalls along the South Coast, with low pressure coming along the front tomorrow with clouds returning to southern New England. Rain will be close, perhaps getting wet from New York City to the islands south of New England. The farther we go north, the brighter the sky, except in northern Maine, where a different front may generate a shower. High temperatures tomorrow in the 70s - a nice summer day.

Weak low-pressure southeast of Nantucket will pull away with fresh air from Canada moving in for a nice Sunday too, with plenty of sunshine and a high temperature in the 60s and lower 70s.

There's not much change in the pattern next week; a series of fronts from Canada could bring an occasional shower, but the air in Canada has been warming up, so most of New England will be seasonable, with s high temperature in the 70s.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Looking Pleasant for Many]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:10:47 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/necn+wx+060818+new+england+weekend+temps.png

New England will enjoy a blend of sunshine and clouds on Thursday, with high temperatures reaching the 70s in many spots. A few spot showers or passing sprinkles can’t be ruled out, especially over the hilly terrain north and west of Boston.

Friday will actually be a bit warmer, with highs popping into the 70s and 80s across the region. Sunshine will also be more widespread.

The weekend, for the vast majority of New England, continues to look pleasant.

Saturday will be the warmer of the two weekend days with highs in the 70s to near 80. Skies will be bright, but a few extra clouds may drift in late day in far Southern New England.

A band of rain will slide mainly to our south late Saturday into early Sunday. It’s still possible a few showers graze by parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, or far southern sections of Massachusetts, but it looks like most of this wet weather will miss us.

On Sunday, behind that system, sunshine will be back and temperatures will be a bit cooler. Expect highs mainly in the 60s and 70s.

Next week looks fairly tranquil with highs in the 70s and 80s for many.

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<![CDATA[Gypsy Moths Decline, But Not Gone]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:51:56 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Gypsy_Moths_Damaging_Trees.jpg

Trees across parts of Massachusetts are again being chewed up by invasive gypsy moth caterpillars, but this year, the damage is not as widespread thanks to our recent weather.

In 2016 state researchers estimate 350,000 acres in the Bay State were defoliated by the pests. In 2017 the number jumped to 923,000 acres.

The caterpillar populations surge during and just after years with drought. When the weather turns wetter, a fungus grows that kills the caterpillars.

In the last year drought conditions across New England vanished, driving down the gypsy moth population. That means fewer leaves get devoured by the hungry insects.

At Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, experts there say birch and oak trees have so far been some of the biggest targets of the gypsy moths in 2018.

At the Garden on Wednesday, several trees were covered in caterpillars and leaves showed signs of being eaten.

Despite the expectation of fewer caterpillars this year, and less damage as a result, state experts say the problem is unlikely to completely disappear in the near-future.

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<![CDATA[June-Like Weather on Horizon With Some Spot Showers Ahead]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:39:08 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/HIGHS_TODAY_WednesdayBlog.png

It’s been a soggy start to the work week, but we're slowly starting to transition back to a more June-like pattern.

Some sunshine will break out today, but clouds will not entirely clear. In fact, we'll still have a few spot showers or sprinkles from time to time. Highs will still be a bit cool for this time of year, only reaching the 60s in many spots. Well inland some towns will approach 70.

Thursday will bring a blend of clouds and sunshine, but once more there may be a quick sprinkle or shower, especially north and west of Boston. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s.

Friday finally brings more sun for more of us, and as a result, warmer temperatures. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80!

This weekend turns interesting. Many places will be mainly dry, especially in northern New England, with highs in the 70s on Saturday and 60s and 70s Sunday.

There is, however, a batch of rain that will dive towards New England Saturday and Saturday night. For now, it looks like that rain will scrape by Connecticut, Rhode Island, and areas south of Boston.

Most of that rain will likely get out in time for Sunday, leaving us with gradually improving conditions, but we’ll have to watch the timing and track of that closely.

Next week looks seasonable with highs in the 70s and 80s.


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<![CDATA[Patchy Fog and Drizzle Ahead of Slight Warm-Up]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:31:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Weds+3+PM+NECN.png

It remains jacket weather outside this morning, and many of us have the heat going inside, with low temperatures starting in the 40s north and low 50s south. There are also leftover areas of dense fog and patchy drizzle.

Weak high pressure is moving in for a mostly rain-free Wednesday, but there's enough moisture and instability for a few sprinkles.

High temperatures will reach the 50s to near 60 north, and at the coast, to near 70 degrees inland and west.

We should have fair sky without too much fog overnight with low temperatures in the 40s and 50s once again. The next cold front from Canada pushes into northern New England tomorrow afternoon with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. It looks a little warmer with the high temperature in the 70s as we have more of a breeze from the southwest.

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Another cool but dry start on Friday, but with plenty of sunshine and we should make it close to 80 degrees.

The weekend forecast remains a bit challenging, low pressure will be passing south of Long Island, and we may have a period of rain from Connecticut to Cape Cod late Saturday and Saturday night. But it looks dry for the Boston Pride parade with high temperatures in the 70s.

Sunday may start off with some clouds and showers south, otherwise sun and clouds with a high temperature in the 70s.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Showers and Downpours Move Into Area]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 23:45:31 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/POP_D01.png

Incremental improvement has begun in our New England weather. Yesterday’s rain has become today’s scattered showers and thunder after limited morning sun and will transition to just a scattered sprinkle or light shower by Wednesday.

This afternoon’s showers come in response to a weak storm center diving southeast across New England, carrying a pool of cool air aloft that not only will produce healthy, puffy clouds that will fill the sky and drop multiple rounds of showers during the afternoon, but the cold sky will also lend itself to some ice in the cloud tops, and this means lightning is a possibility in stronger downpours, as well as small hailstones.

Although showers and downpours will be recurring, they will also remain scattered enough that no one area sees day-long rain like was seen Monday. Showers end during mid-evening but the new moisture on the ground will create pockets of fog overnight with clouds and fog breaking up Wednesday morning before new puffy clouds develop again, producing a sprinkle from time to time.

Thursday and Friday bring a marked warming trend into the 70s and even lower 80s by Friday, with the chance of some North Country scattered showers but nice days for most of New England.

Although a weak disturbance may bring some showers over the weekend — looking most likely Saturday evening through Sunday morning but still to be determined on exact timing — the weekend, overall, looks good (milder Saturday than Sunday).

If you’re looking for bona fide 80s, look no farther than our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.


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<![CDATA[Breezy With Pop-Up Showers During the Day]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:14:47 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/0605WX.jpg

Showers will redevelop across the area during the day Tuesday. With an offshore breeze, it will be slightly warmer.

Temperatures will recover into the 60s during the afternoon. Another round of rain will arrive during the evening and could linger into the day on Wednesday.

As low pressure moves off the coast Wednesday, the wind will turn onshore again and temperatures will stay in the 50s once again. Showers and clouds begin to clear by Wednesday afternoon.

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Thursday looks brighter and warmer with high temperatures in the low 70s. Showers return to close out the week, but it will be warm during the day Friday.

At this point, the weekend could feature a couple of showers, but it will be much nicer than the start of this week. Even if we see showers, we are not anticipating a washout. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will range from the low to mid-70s.

As we begin the next work week, the weather looks fantastic. We are expecting mostly sunny skies and temperatures comfortable warm in the mid to upper 70s.

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<![CDATA[Cool and Wet June Weather]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:37:40 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/De3IeS1UYAAqXpu.jpg

It sure didn't feel like June Monday.

Temperatures stayed in the low 50s with cloudy skies and on-and-off rain. Most areas received between a half and three quarters of an inch. It's a much-needed rain, since Boston recorded a 1.5-inch rainfall deficit during the month of May. This unsettled weather will be sticking around.

Overnight clouds may clear temporarily, but they'll fill back in but Tuesday morning. With an offshore breeze, it will be slightly warmer. Temperatures will recover into the 60s during the afternoon. Another round of rain will arrive during the evening and could linger into the day on Wednesday.

As low pressure moves off the coast Wednesday, wind will turn onshore again and temperatures will stay in the 50s once again. Showers and clouds begin to clear by Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday looks brighter and warmer with high temperatures in the low 70s. Showers return to close out the week, but it will be warm during the day Friday.

At this point, the weekend could feature a couple of showers, but it will be much nicer than the start of this week. Even if we see showers, we are not anticipating a washout. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will range from the low to mid 70s.

As we begin the next work week, the weather looks fantastic. We are expecting mostly sunny skies and temperatures comfortable warm in the mid to upper 70s.

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<![CDATA[Rain and Cloudy Skies Kick Off Unsettled Week]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:50:07 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/FRONTS_D11.png

The heaviest rain to impact New England Monday morning tapers to showers and leftover drizzle then eventually only lingering patches of fog by the overnight.

With cloudy skies and an onshore wind for much of the day, some communities will challenge or set new records for the coldest high temperature on this date, and a chilly day surely will lend itself to a raw overnight with lows in the 40s.

Tuesday should start mostly dry and some breaks of sun are possible during the middle to late morning, but new showers will erupt from late morning onward, filling in more as the day wears on, in response to an energetic disturbance diving southeast across New England.

After more fog develops overnight Tuesday, Wednesday brings drier weather. An afternoon shower is still possible, but most of New England sees little more than a quick shower. With a north-northeast wind, Wednesday highs will be capped in the 60s with 50s at the coast, but as the wind shifts Thursday into the weekend, temperatures will climb back into the 70s.

Couple the milder temperatures with some sunshine and we’ll be making noticeable progress heading into the weekend, even if a chance of showers lingers with the jet stream nearby.


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<![CDATA[Rain to Showers Ahead of Unsettled Week]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:13:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Rain35.jpg

Today is the start of an unsettled stretch of weather which will continue into Wednesday.

Expect steady rain for much of the day. Some of the rain may be locally heavy at times. It will also be breezy with an onshore flow.

Winds may gust to 40 mph along the coast. Temperatures will stay in the mid-50s, which is about 20 degrees below average for this time of year.

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Tuesday and Wednesday look unsettled as well. Rain will continue on and off through Wednesday afternoon or evening. One to two inches of rain is possible over that 72 hour stretch of time.

Skies will clear during the day on Thursday. The week should end with seasonably mild temperatures and some sunshine. Next weekend looks pretty nice.

Some rain is possible late on Sunday, but both days should feature some sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s.

Seventy-degree temperatures will stick around through day 10 of the forecast period. Most of the days will be dry, but a shower is possible that Monday morning and again on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Overnight Showers Kick Off Unsettled Stretch of Weather]]>Sun, 03 Jun 2018 23:42:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/060318+wx+blog.jpg

After a bright, beautiful but cool Sunday, clouds increase overnight.

We are starting an unsettled stretch of weather, which will continue into Wednesday. Showers develop overnight and will transition into a steady rain during the day Monday. Some of the rain may be locally heavy at times.

It will also be breezy with an onshore flow. Winds may gust to 40 MPH along the coast.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 50s, which is about 20 degrees below average for this time of year.

Tuesday and Wednesday look unsettled, as well. Rain will continue on and off through Wednesday afternoon or evening. One to two inches of rain is possible over that 72-hour stretch of time.

Skies will clear during the day on Thursday.

The week should end with seasonably mild temperatures and some sunshine.

Next weekend looks pretty nice. Some rain is possible late on Sunday, but both days should feature some sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70s.

Seventy-degree temperatures will stick around through day 10 of the forecast period. Most of the days will be dry, but a shower is possible that Monday morning and again on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Sunshine, then Soggy by Monday]]>Sun, 03 Jun 2018 12:42:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/06032018-tonight.jpg

Cool sunshine dominates New England on Sunday, particularly at the coast where highs will only reach the 50s to near 60 with an easterly wind. Inland, a bit away from the cooling influence of that seabreeze, temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s.

Clouds gradually return tonight with lows in the 40s and 50s for most.

Monday then turns raw, rainy, and windy. Highs will only be in the 50s with a continued onshore wind.

Rain will arrive early in the morning in Western New England, spreading east during the morning commute. The rain will fall heavily at times, especially in parts of Eastern Massachusetts, during the afternoon. While the steadiest rain will exit Western New England during the afternoon, we’ll still have a rainy evening commute in Eastern New England.

Tuesday and Wednesday will also be cool, with 50s to near 60, and mostly cloudy. We’ll also still have some scattered showers.

Rainfall during those three days will range from 0.50-1.5 inches in many spots.

We’ll finally start to dry out and find a bit more sun by the end of the week. Temperatures will recover into the 60s and 70s for more of us by then as well.



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<![CDATA[Lots of Sun Today But Much Cooler]]>Sun, 03 Jun 2018 06:56:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/06032018-0615graphi.png

Today will be the pick of the weekend. We’re expecting sunny skies and it will be cooler and with low dew points. Clouds will begin to increase overnight Sunday.

With a one and a half in rainfall deficit, May was a dry. Monday will begin a soggy stretch. Rain will begin Monday morning and continue on and off through Wednesday morning. When you tally up the rain over 3 days, parts of New England may see up to 2 inches of rain.

By Wednesday afternoon, we’re expecting a gradual drying trend. It will be unseasonably cool with temperatures in the 50s most afternoons. Even Wednesday as the rain ends, it will be cool.

The week will end with some sunshine and warmer weather. Temperatures will range from the high 60s on Thursday to the mid 70s on Friday. Nice weather should linger into the weekend. Monday and Tuesday of the following week look mild, but unsettled.



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<![CDATA[Clearing Ahead of Sunny Sunday, But Soaking Rain on the Way]]>Sat, 02 Jun 2018 23:33:51 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/060218+wx+blog.jpg

There will be clear skies overnight, and it will be significantly less humid.

Sunday will be the pick of the weekend. We’re expecting sunny skies and it will be cooler with low dew points.

Clouds will begin to increase overnight Sunday.

May was a dry month with a rainfall deficit just over an inch and a half.

Monday will be the start of a soggy stretch. Rain will begin Monday morning and continue on and off through Wednesday morning. When you tally up the rain over three days, parts of New England may see up to two inches of rain.

By Wednesday afternoon, we’re expecting a gradual drying trend. It will be unseasonably cool with temperatures in the 50s most afternoons. Even Wednesday as the rain ends, it will be cool.

The week will end with some sunshine and warmer weather. Temperatures will range from the high 60s on Thursday to the mid 70s on Friday.

Nice weather should linger into the weekend.

Monday and Tuesday of the following week look mild, but unsettled.

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<![CDATA[Sunshine Replaces Humidity this Weekend]]>Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:43:42 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/06022018-highs.png

Although still muggy this morning for much of New England, a cold front is moving in from north to south. That front will bring more refreshing air in by day’s end.

The cooler, less humid air arrives with sunshine this morning in Northern New England. In Southern New England the drop takes until afternoon, and it will come with some scattered showers and thunderstorms.

By this evening sunshine will be quite widespread, leading us into a beautiful night. Unlike last night it’ll be very refreshing and crisp, making for nice sleeping with the windows open. Lows will land in the 40s and 50s.

Sunday brings tons of sunshine, but cool conditions. Highs will be around 60 at the coast with a stiff easterly breeze. Inland we’ll climb into the 70s.

Monday and Tuesday are even cooler with 50s and 60s for highs. We’ll also have periods of rain that will stretch into mid-week.

We dry out somewhat late week as temperatures rebound back into the 70s.



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