Bands of rain, downpours and embedded thunderstorms began right out of the gate for Southern New England, and though the primary rain band has been slowly migrating north and west, new clusters of downpours and thunder have been erupting for others, ensuring that most of New England spends the day in and out of showers.
Naturally, clouds and raindrops will keep temperatures cool today, which will make tomorrow's warmth - after overnight fog and dwindling showers - all the more surprising.
High temperatures Wednesday are expected to reach well into the 80s - a few folks will flirt with 90 - under sunshine and building clouds.
An approaching cold front from Canada will spark Wednesday afternoon scattered thunderstorms in Northern New England that will slowly build southward into the evening, but are unlikely to make it farther south than perhaps an isolated storm to the New Hampshire/Massachusetts state line.
Though air will be slightly cooler Thursday, it'll still be plenty mild ahead of Thursday night showers that usher in another shot of summery, humid air for Friday and Saturday.
As you might expect, the building heat and humidity will yield scattered thunderstorms Friday and Saturday afternoons - and perhaps Sunday, too, though cooler air will be nearby.
By Memorial Day, if some cooler and drier air continues to push into New England, mostly dry conditions will prevail...though with Monday night showers possible, we'll keep an eye on the timing. Most of next week looks to be 75-80 in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.