After a fantastic weekend of weather with pleasant temperatures we do have some rain on the way for Monday, but it’s definitely needed.
The big picture shows there is plenty of warm air well to the south of New England, but most of it will stay to our south all week, meaning no big heat. Readings have been in the 90s in the Washington, DC area, but the upper level flow will keep the heat from moving northward.
A low pressure system is moving towards New England this evening and will bring a change in the weather to start the workweek.
Thickening clouds will eventually yield rain Monday morning and into the afternoon before it ends later Monday. I am expecting up to an inch of rain in the metro west area of Boston, but under an inch in the city. There will be up to 2 inches of rain in western New England.
The map below shows a radar projection for 7AM Monday. If the rain does move into the area this early it could affect the morning commute.
Since the system bringing us the rain is moving quickly, the rain will taper to showers later Monday afternoon and evening. There is a Red Sox Game Monday evening and my current thinking is that it will be played, but the field will likely be wet.
There might be some light shower activity or drizzle in the area, but the steady rain will be over. Temperatures, which have been running above average, especially inland lately will be quite cool for mid-June topping out only around 60 degrees.
Tuesday is a better day with breaks of sunshine developing. There might be a few afternoon showers, but temperatures will be much warmer, getting back into the 70s.
Wednesday will be a great day similar to today with plenty of sunshine and dry air.
While there might be some shower activity on Thursday, the day primarily will be dry and warmer. Highs should reach back into the 80s.
The other weather story this week will likely be a tropical system hitting Texas. Whether or not this becomes a named storm is still questionable. If the upper level winds become configured in a certain way late this week, there is a chance this system could ultimately bring rain to New England over the upcoming weekend. It’s way too early to know how this might play out, but next weekend is Father’s Day and I know many of you (myself included) have plans which need good weather.
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Enjoy the evening and have a great Monday