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June 14 – Few showers on Father’s Day; Unsettled next week

The generally unsettled spring has continued into mid June in Southern New England. There have been a few rain events in the first two weeks of June, with the lion’s share of the precipitation falling in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The Father’s Day weekend features a nice Saturday followed by a potentially unsettled Sunday.

Expect lower humidity on Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 70s – just about normal for this time of the year. An onshore breeze will cool the coast in the afternoon. There should be a decent dose of sunshine through mid-afternoon with clouds gathering late in the day. It will likely stay dry through Saturday evening as the temperature settles back into the 60s. Showers are possible from around midnight through Sunday morning. It will not be raining the whole time.

Scattered showers Sunday morning

It will get muggier on Sunday, and scattered showers and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out in the afternoon. The best chance of thunderstorms is north of the MA Pike. Expect highs in the 70s with a breeze. There may be limited sunshine on Sunday, so it does not look like a great beach day.

Scattered showers/storms Sunday afternoon
Dew point rises into the 60s on Sunday

The bottom line is if you have an outdoor event on Sunday, it’s best to have a contingency plan in case the showers develop over your area. It certainly will not be an all-day washout, but an ill-timed shower can wreak havoc on a party. Keep an eye to the sky and on the radar.

Unsettled next week

The details about next week’s weather are fuzzy, but the overall pattern does not favor a long dry stretch. At this point, it looks like the best bets for rain are Monday night into Tuesday and again on Friday. The humidity will be high for most or all of next work week. Expect lows in the 60s with highs in the 70s. I hope to have a better read on exactly when it will rain by the end of the weekend.

European model predicts 1-3+” rain over Southern New England in the next week

The pattern does not look favorable for 90° heat through next week. Summer arrives a week from today, and the normal high is in the upper 70s to near 80° in the next week. The good news in the forecast is that it looks like the pattern may clear out for a nice stretch as we head into next weekend.

Fred Campagna

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

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