Thunderstorms Start The Week, Warmth Will End It
Delightful Air Finishes the Week, Father's Day Looking Great

Scattered Strong Storms Tuesday, Tropical Storm Bill Swings Close

LKN_SEVERE_OUTLOOK_NEWENG (3)Another day of unsettled weather Tuesday comes courtesy of the same large, strong upper level storm that prompted a few severe thunderstorm warnings in New England and Upstate New York Monday. Tuesday is likely to bring renewed isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing locally damaging wind, but far more communities may not be impacted by severe storms – defined as damaging wind or large hail – but still will receive torrential downpours and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. While there are government warnings issued for severe storms, lightning is not enough to trigger such a warning, so the phrase “when thunder roars, go indoors” serves us well today as a reminder if we hear thunder, we are close enough for the storm for lightning to be a threat and should seek shelter inside. While our forecast necessarily highlights the expected scattered downpours and thunder, it’s worth noting more hours of the day will be dry rather than wet in any given New England community, it’s just that, for the most part, when it rains it pours. Thunderstorms taper early Tuesday night as a cold front crosses the area with clearing on the heels of the disintegrating showers as dry, comfortable air takes hold with overnight lows as cool as the 40s by dawn Wednesday in the North Country and 50s elsewhere. Meanwhile, just over 200 miles to the southeast of Nantucket, Tropical Storm Bill - which formed off the coast of the Carolinas Monday - is chugging northeast while slowly strengthening. It looks like Bill has strengthened too late and is moving too quickly to deliver substantial waves to New England, but swell will build to three feet later Tuesday into Wednesday and rip currents are possible on some beaches. With plenty of sun Wednesday, save for some bubbling clouds and perhaps a few showers in Northern Maine, temperatures will climb to between 75 and 80 degrees ahead of a large area of high pressure, or fair weather, that will continue to deliver delightful air and sunshine Thursday into Friday, though Friday’s wind starts to blow from the southwest, meaning the temperature will climb into the 80s once again. Mid-summer heat and humidity makes a return Saturday with an elevated chance of afternoon thunder Saturday afternoon and evening ahead of an approaching cold front that will lower the humidity, the temperature and the chance of thunder for Father’s Day but still deliver Sunday high temperatures around or over 80 degrees. Warmth and humidity likely builds again early next week with another chance of afternoon thunder Monday and especially Tuesday, but even as the humidity bounces up and down in the exclusive First Alert 10-day the temperature seems likely to remain at or above 80 degrees most afternoons next week.


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