Soaking Rain Likely Tuesday PM

Monday was one of the warmest days of the year inland in Southern New England. The temperature jumped into the 70s with partly sunny skies. It was much cooler near the coast with a very strong south-southwesterly breeze that gusted to over 40 mph by midday. The wind will stay active for the next couple of days, and moderate to heavy rain is in the forecast for Tuesday into early Wednesday.

Rain develops over New England on Tuesday
Rain develops over New England on Tuesday

It will be cloudy, damp, and breezy Monday night. The temperature will stay in the 50s with mist, drizzle, and fog possible – especially near the coast. There will be a 10-20 mph southerly breeze. A strong cold front will move into the Northeast on Tuesday. Showers, and possibly thunderstorms, will develop in front of the front. Scattered showers Tuesday morning will become widespread rain in the afternoon and evening. The wind will increase to 20-40 mph, with the strongest gusts near the coast. An embedded thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon or evening. high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s before the steady rain arrives.

The temperature will fall through the 50s and 40s Tuesday night as the rain ends after midnight and before dawn. It’s possible the rain may briefly change to sleet or snow inland before ending. No accumulation is expected. The wind will shift from the south to northwest at 15-30 mph. The temperature will drop into the low to mid 30s by dawn. 1-2″ of rain is possible from the storm, and minor street flooding may happen Tuesday evening.

The weather looks quiet, but cool in the middle of the week. Wednesday will feature highs in the 40s with a gusty northwesterly breeze and mostly sunny skies. Thursday looks similar, but with less wind. Lows will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s, and highs will be in the mid to upper 40s as the wind swings around to the east-northeast. It will likely stay dry into the Easter weekend, but there will not be a big warm-up. Highs will be in the 50s Friday afternoon after starting the day in the 30s. It looks mostly sunny.

Part of the weekend may be unsettled in the Northeast
Part of the weekend may be unsettled in the Northeast

The forecast is still somewhat uncertain for the weekend. Right now, we’re expecting a chance of showers on Saturday, and dry, seasonably cool weather on Easter Sunday. Highs will be in the 50s both days.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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