Memorial Day remembrances in New England found sunshine and pleasant air, though an upper level atmospheric disturbance diving southeast from Canada may deliver a few isolated showers or a downpour to a very few, select communities in Eastern New England Monday evening as clouds build in response to the passing disturbance.
Just as evening clouds dissipate, new clouds will arrive from the west, ahead of a stronger disturbance responsible for severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes near Chicago this evening.
Although thunder is a possibility in Southern New England later Tuesday, severe weather will be quite unlikely when the storm center arrives here. It will first enter as showers by midday Tuesday, then ramp up to a rain for the afternoon into the night, but the limiting factor to thunderstorm strength will be cool air – lots of it.
Highs Tuesday are unlikely to break out of the 50s for many communities and Wednesday, though drier with morning drizzle and an afternoon shower, isn’t likely to be warmer than the lower to middle 60s.
All the while, warmth will be squarely in place and building further north from the Mid-Atlantic states, which may lead to renewed showers or thunder overnight Wednesday night, and again Thursday afternoon as temperatures rise back into the 70s Thursday.
We should see the return of great weather for Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday ahead of the next increased chance of showers and thunder later Sunday into Monday in our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.