Quiet Weather This Week

Mostly dry and seasonable conditions are in store for Southern New England this week.  Memorial Day is traditionally the unofficial start of summer.  June 1 is the start of meteorological summer.  Temperature will not be as warm this week as they were the end of last week but they will be in the mid 70's.  Once again the coastal areas will be cooler than the interior. 

Short Term
A stalled boundary across SE MA and RI is dividing line between dew points in the 50's and dew points in the 60's
WPC Northeast Surface Analysis 11 AM
Temperatures everywhere are in the low 80's
RTMA 2 M max temps Monday 1 PM (image Weatherbell)
That second cold front along the Great Lakes and into Quebec/Ontario will move through overnight and it will be dry.  Temperatures drop into the 50's.  

A cooler air mass accompanies the cold front tonight.  Winds will also shift to the east keeping temperatures in the 60's near the coast, 70's in Metrowest/Central MA and low 80's in the Connecticut River Valley.
NWS NDFD Max temps Wednesday (image Weatherbell)
High pressure in the Canadian Maritime will be responsible for the easterly flow over the next few days as a cold front slowly moves east.  Here is the surface chart Thursday AM
WPC Surface Forecast Thursday 8 AM
This will keep temperatures down in the eastern part of the state again Thursday.  In Central and Western MA highs will remain in the low to mid 70's.  No precipitation through this period.

Approaching cold front will introduce afternoon showers/thunderstorms on Friday
WPC Friday AM surface forecast
High temps will linger in the low 70's.  More on the weekend forecast tomorrow.  Tomorrow is also the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane season (although 2 storms have already formed).

-Zack Green 


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