Analysis

Pop-Up Showers Possible Next Few Days

The weather looks fairly quiet into the weekend, but because of very cool air aloft, we need to be on the lookout for pop-up showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday afternoons. The action will not be widespread, but any t-storms could produce hail and strong winds. A few showers are possible on Sunday, too, as warmer weather works its way into the Northeast.

FRIDAY
Cool air aloft arrives on Friday. Morning sunshine will yield some afternoon clouds as the atmosphere destabilizes. It’s unclear if the air will be cool enough aloft to allow some of those clouds to develop into thunderstorms with the potential for small hail and gusty winds. Right now, we’re favoring a mainly dry afternoon, with the best chance of pop-up showers/storms in Northern RI and E MA. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s. There will be a northwest breeze. The weather looks nice Friday night. Any showers will diminish after sunset, and it will be clear and comfortable.

Scattered hailers are possible Friday and/or Saturday
Scattered hailers are possible Friday and/or Saturday

SATURDAY
There is not much difference in the overall weather scheme for Saturday. Look for sun to partly cloudy skies, with possible pop-up showers/storms in the afternoon until sunset. Once again, there’s no guarantee of rain, and outdoor plans should not be altered. It may be a hair cooler than Friday, with highs in the mid 70s to near 80. It will not be humid. The wind will shift to the east-northeast.

SUNDAY
An approaching cold front will bring some afternoon clouds on Sunday. It looks like widespread showers will hold off in RI and SE MA until Sunday night. A few stray showers are possible in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s.

EARLY NEXT WEEK
A couple of showers are possible on Monday as the boundary between warm/muggy and relatively dry weather lingers over New England. It will be partly cloudy with highs in the low 80s. Warmer, more humid weather is likely in the middle of next. Highs will be well into the 80s. Lows will be near 70.

MIDDLE OF THE WEEK
It looks like the weather will be hot in the middle of next week. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s on Tuesday, and possibly in the 90s inland on Wednesday and Thursday. It will also be humid, so overnight temperatures will be in the 70s.

Fred Campagna

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

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