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Sun Diminishing as Clouds Move Into the Region

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    Sunshine Diminishing But Overall a Dry Day

    (Published Thursday, May 23, 2019)

    As high-pressure moves offshore, the remnant energy of severe storms from two days ago are crossing the sky in New England. The storms have long since diminished, but we may see a new round fire up later Thursday.

    It’s a warm front that is bringing us a mixture of sun and clouds Thursday with a high temperature in the 60s to low 70s, most shower activity waits until late day and evening. There’s likely a severe weather outbreak Thursday afternoon in New York and Pennsylvania, but at this time, we’re thinking that it will diminish to non-severe by the time it comes to New England.

    However, we still have to keep our eye on the radars. Any downpours in the night should end before morning, with the exception of northern Maine, where it may stay wet past sunrise.

    Low pressure will strengthen in the Gulf of Maine on Friday as it slides towards the southeast. That means increasing wind from the northwest, with a mix of sun and clouds. High temperature in the 50s north and 60s south, wind may gust past 30 mph.

    A major battle zone of weather, cold west and hot east, in the middle of the nation really has not moved too much. Western mountain snow, and plains of severe storms keep reforming, and it sends waves of energy toward us. Timing each wave of energy for the holiday weekend is our biggest challenge.

    Saturday should start off dry with a good deal of morning sunshine and we should be able to get into the 70s before the next front brings showers and a thunderstorm late in the day and at night. For the Figawi Sailboat Race from Hyannis to Nantucket, wind looks light and variable...not the best sailing weather.

    Sunday probably starts off on the gray side with showers, but we should see breaks of sunshine. We can’t rule out afternoon showers nor a possible thunderstorm with warmer air. High temperatures will be in the 70s to low 80s.

    Fair weather should be here for Memorial Day Monday, before another front comes in from the west with a chance of another round of showers and a thunderstorm. High temps again in the 70s to near 80 degrees.

    We likely turn cooler on Tuesday, but then warm to hot weather with sun and storms is possible mid and late next week. Stay tuned to our First Alert 10-Day Forecast for the latest.

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