The heart of atmospheric energy that drove our showers Thursday and Friday will move directly over New England Friday afternoon, ensuring new scattered showers and downpours keep developing in eastern New England through Friday late day and early evening, while drier air finally makes inroads to Western New England for clearing Friday afternoon…then delivering gradual clearing to Eastern New England Friday late evening and night. Of course, astronomical summer began 11:54 AM Friday morning, making Friday the longest day of the year with the highest sun angle. That said, we’ll only lose two seconds of daylight Saturday and a few more seconds Sunday, so no worries over the abundance of Friday clouds! With one more disturbance and cool air aloft Saturday, some puffy clouds will build after lunchtime and yield a few, widely scattered showers and thunderstorms – only a 20% chance in most communities, but a few of us may have to briefly duck inside as the shower meanders through amidst a busy northwest breeze with gusts to 30 mph at times. There’s no chance of rain Sunday in New England, and with low humidity the day will be absolutely delightful with highs in the 80s and a continuing busy breeze from the west-northwest. The next chance of showers and thunderstorms for New England comes Monday night through Tuesday on the cusp of increasing humidity we expect to be with us through the middle and end of next week as temperatures climb to or above 80 degrees all the way into the start of next weekend with varying chances for scattered thunder along the way as a few disturbances move through in the exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.