Cold and Damp Through Tuesday

On Patriots Day in April a soaking steady rain fell.  Until yesterday that was the last appreciable precipitation event.  We do need it so this is welcome
24 hour precipitation 8 am Sunday-8 am Monday (NWS/NOAA)
Even if temperatures like this are more like early April than June 1.  Many of us woke up to temperatures in the upper 40's. 
2 m temps 7 am (image weatherbell)
We are going to do much better as the day goes on.  Rounds of rain are expected to move across a stalled frontal boundary to our south. 
WPC Northeast Surface Analysis 5 AM
The low in PA is responsible for this mornings round of showers.  We should see a let up in the late morning early afternoon hours.  The air mass is unstable so isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop but they will not be as widespread.  The widespread rainfall threat will resume this evening and into tomorrow.  For this reason a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of CT and N RI.
NWS Boston Hazards 6/1/2015
We are looking at as much as 2-3 additional inches of rain through 8 am tomorrow.

WPC 24 hour precipitation forecast
CPC 1-2 week precipitation anomaly forecast
This will wipe out the drought in some places (although its certainly possible that it returns later this summer).  I did mention the drought could linger through the summer but the short term (1-2 weeks) is looking like above normal precipitation.   High temperatures tomorrow will struggle to get out of the 50s.  New England weather is funny.  Four years ago today we experienced a tornado outbreak that killed 3, including the infamous Springfield tornado that was rated as an EF-3.
Tornado Watch 411, June 1, 2011 from SPC
Here is the National Weather Service event summary.  It is a reminder that we can get all types of weather in New England.  

Thanks for reading

-Zack Green

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