New England Dry Again... For Now - NECN

New England Dry Again... For Now



    New England Clears With Sunshine After Harsh Storms

    Wednesday: Clearing, less humid. Highs around 80.

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, pleasant. Lows in the 50s and 60s.

    Thursday: Sunny. Highs around 80.

    (Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018)

    The heat breaking front from Tuesday brought many reports of flooding and wind damage to trees and homes. In some cases, almost a month's worth of rainfall was also reported.

    By sunset, most of the storms had moved offshore, with one of the places getting the most rain being Belchertown, Massachusetts. The town sustained 4-inch downpours, while Boston's Logan International Airport recorded more than 2-1/2 inches.

    South Cape Cod received barely any rain at all.

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    For most of us, it averaged about three quarters to 1-1/2 inches of rain, which was very welcomed as we've been in quite a dry pattern. The last of the showers are moving off Cape Cod and eastern Maine now with temperatures starting out in the 60s south and east. As for the north and west, temperatures are starting at 50s with much less humid air in from southeastern Canada.

    A large area of high-pressure will move right across New England the next few days with plenty of sunshine and comfortably warm afternoons, and nice nights for sleeping.

    Highs generally in the 80s, a little cooler the shore, and nighttime lows will mostly be in the 50s to low 60s.

    High pressure moves offshore on Saturday, allowing for a return flow off the ocean of more humid air and perhaps some clouds by later Saturday.

    After that, we may have an upper-level low tapping tropical moisture, with a front stalled near New England. It could get quite wet for an extended period beginning Sunday, lasting until next week. But for now, let's just enjoy your few beautiful days.

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