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Rain … Lots of it

Rain … Lots of it

Hopefully you got the most out this stretch of very nice, dry weather we’ve been happily mired in the last few weeks. Mother Nature has some catching up to do in the rain bucket, and boy will she certainly fill up the bucket today and tomorrow. The culprits are two systems to our south.

The first is a slow moving sub-tropical system with an enormous slug of moisture that will slowly move through the area bringing bouts of wind swept heavy downpours today. The second is strengthening Tropical Storm Kyle with a projected position about 100-150 miles (160-240 km) east Cape Cod late tomorrow. Given the tropical origin of both systems, rain will fall copiously at times. When we’re done drinking from the fire hose, rainfall amounts will likely range between 2” (5 cm) to 4” (10 cm) with amounts exceeding 6” (15 cm) if Tropical Storm Kyle passes closer to than expected.

Sunday will be better, but not perfect, with remnant showers scurrying through the area. Peeks of sunshine later Sunday afternoon may warm temperatures in the wake of this tropical air mass to salvage at least a small portion of the weekend.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Rain, heavy at times. Low 59°F (15°C).

Tomorrow: Rain, heavy at times. Breezy. High 68°F (20°C).

Tomorrow Night: Rain tapering to showers. Low 63°F (17°C).

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 72°F (22°C).