Sun Rains Down
More sun, more drought.
It's a story that has played out week after week here in New England, and with three tropical systems out in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico expected to miss us, Mother Nature is really pouring salt on the wound.
Tropical Depressions 8 and 9 are off the Carolinas and in the Gulf (respectively). Jet stream winds and surface cool fronts will steer both systems away from us in the coming week to 10 days. Meantime, the only thing Hurricane Gaston will fling at us is a few wave sets for the surfers and beach goers in the next two days.
How are we this confident? The pattern just isn't conducive to bringing the two tropical depressions (on the verge of tropical storms in the next two days) any closer than the Mid Atlantic. Our winds in the upper atmosphere are blowing in from the west and crossing over New England. We are clearly in the safe zone.
As a result, fire danger is rising across New England. Fires have popped up on Cape Cod (last week) and today in Maynard, Mass. These have the potential to increase as we head into the "other" fire season (autumn vs. spring) in the coming month. Bottom line: it's getting dire again. It'll be tough to watch these juicy storms go by in the coming days.
In the meantime, our weather will stay warm in the next two days, but as a sharp, vigorous cool front passes late this week, the setup is much cooler heading into the holiday weekend. Lots of 40s are expected in the mornings, so prepare yourself for a very autumn-like sendoff to summer.