Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted to make the beginning of the week wet and windy, according to local forecasters. The storms could bring one to three inches of rain or more.
“Showers and scattered thunderstorms may produce strong gusty winds,” the National Weather Service said about Monday in a weather alert for eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “Local downpours may produce urban and poor drainage flooding.”
The risk of flooding continues into Tuesday.
“Risk for thunderstorms will diminish after midnight, but heavy rain will likely continue through Tuesday,” the service said on Twitter.
The highest chance for a severe thunderstorm is forecast for between 6 p.m. Monday and midnight.
[This evening & Tuesday] Widespread showers will move into southern New England this evening, with a chance for isolated thunderstorms and urban/poor-drainage flooding. Risk for thunderstorms will diminish after midnight, but heavy rain will likely continue through Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/kqS0thXdG3
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) July 22, 2019
The high temperature for Boston on Tuesday is expected to be 72 – the coolest of the week. While both Monday and Tuesday have a 90 percent chance of rain, according to the service, that drops to a 5 percent chance on Wednesday, with no chance of rain Thursday and Friday.
[5 Day Forecast] Two big ideas for the coming week: 1) Much cooler 2) Heavy rain and some localized flooding potential late Monday through Tuesday. Wednesday onward looks dry and seasonable! pic.twitter.com/G60jHCuzqm
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) July 21, 2019
The region could see over an inch of rain Monday and Tuesday, with some areas receiving three inches or more, according to Eric Fisher, a meteorologist with WBZ.
Next story up…rain! Areas of heavy downpours and storms developing today…and will be on/off into tomorrow as well. Should soak us with widespread 1"+ and some localized 3"+ pic.twitter.com/0tof61Aq7H
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) July 22, 2019
“It won’t be as hot to start the week but it will be wet,” Mike Wankum, a meteorologist with WCVB, said. “Really nice weather arrives Wednesday.”
— Mike Wankum (@MetMikeWCVB) July 22, 2019
He said the “heaviest rain” will come after the Monday evening commute.
— Mike Wankum (@MetMikeWCVB) July 21, 2019
WBZ meteorologist Barry Burbank said the coming weekend will be “summery” with humidity dropping midweek.
My Fresh 7-Day WBZ Weather Forecast: Watch For A Few Rounds of Showers & Spotty Storms Starting By Midday Tomorrow & Ending Later Tuesday AM. Humidity Is Decreasing Already & Will Bottom Out Wednesday Into Thursday… Summery Next Weekend But Not Extreme! pic.twitter.com/SKux2qq8e9
— Barry Burbank (@BarryWBZ) July 21, 2019