Morning rain departs for a fresh, northwest wind Tuesday – gusting at times to 40 mph, perhaps resulting in an isolated tree uproot in soft ground from the recent rain, moreover, providing an invigorating spring feeling as temperatures respond to increasing sunshine by rising to 75-80 degrees. The exception will be Eastern Maine, where the rain arrived last, lasts longest, and therefore, temperatures will stay cool. The wind will quiet quickly near and after sundown, coupling with clear skies and dry air to send temperatures tumbling to either side of 50 degrees Tuesday night, with 40s in many sheltered valleys but fog limited owing to the dry nature of the air. That same dry nature will ensure Wednesday brings ample sun and quick warming from that sun: back to 75-80 degree temperatures by afternoon. Clouds will slowly increase late Wednesday through Wednesday night ahead of the next storm system to impact New England – starting as another storm to our west, but this time spawning new, coastal storm development that will serve to enhance incoming rain Thursday and probably keep most of the day cool with an onshore wind. Rain is expected to start by Thursday midday, continuing into the night with a soaker of one to two inches of rain probable by Friday morning. Though the surface storm focusing most of the rain will be departing by Friday morning, the upper level atmospheric energy driving the storm will lag behind a bit, still needing to cross New England Friday, sparking puffy clouds to grow into the sky and dropping some showers across particularly the hilly terrain of Central, Northern and Western New England. Saturday looks splendid for New England, but the Northeast U.S. will be parked under the jet stream winds aloft – the fast river of air, high in the sky, that steers disturbances. It won’t be long before the next disturbance caught in the jet stream winds comes close enough to New England to impact our weather and that happens in the form of scattered thunderstorms on Father’s Day afternoon, then again Monday and probably Tuesday afternoons before another break in the pattern comes along. That said, at this point it’s hard to envision all or any of those days being washouts, so we’ll continue to fine tune and add more detail as we get closer in the exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.