We finish the month with uncertainty as a set of warm and cold fronts drift over the region. There could be periods of rain or showers throughout the next two days, but even our local NWS forecasting office is uncertain of when or how much rain will arrive.
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is predicting a colder-than-normal month ahead, with the cold starting this weekend. After the snow last night, another low pressure system is expected to hit the Northeast this weekend, potentially bringing in more snow and rain on Saturday night.
The hot, scattered rainstorms that characterized this past week are set to continue. The past week brought heavy rain and thunder most days, creating a danger of flash floods. In the next few days, watch for more flash flood warnings due to heavy thunderstorms, at least until Sunday. After a summer of relatively light rain, this week reminds us that we live in New England. However, New England isn’t the only region to have heavy rains this past week. The same rain that hit Boston traveled up the eastern coast of the U.S., ruining beach trips everywhere. In Colorado, heavy rain and hail caused flooding and much hail damage in the mountain west. It's been a wet week.