Showers, periodic rain and even some thunder are in the forecast through Friday midday, as several atmospheric disturbances move overhead. The first has been coincident with increasing warmth and moisture aloft, spawning an area of rain directly over Southern New England, pushing north. The northward moving area of rain will meet up with another disturbance moving east out of Upstate New York to fill the rain in across Northern New England from late morning to mid-afternoon, west to east, while Southern New England transitions out of steady rain and back into scattered showers for the afternoon. By Thursday evening, thunderstorms will be developing east out of New York and march from west to east across New England during the early to late evening, respectively, with some downpours and a low chance of locally strong, gusty wind in Western New England towns. Another shot of rain is expected for Friday morning’s commute, particularly in the Southern half of New England, as a round of more intense energy swings through, prompting an intensifying storm center to push east of New England. As the storm departs, it will swing the wind out of the northwest Friday and by afternoon this will mean new, drier air arriving to bring out sunshine for many and leave only some lingering afternoon showers over Southeast Massachusetts. Skies clear Friday night for a great Saturday, though some puffy clouds may develop for a few isolated showers Saturday afternoon, particularly in Northern New England and perhaps close to the coast, but a lovely day is still expected. Sunday brings summer sun, and with the exception only of days an onshore wind may develop next week, many days appear to rise to or over 80 degrees in our exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast.