Forecast discussion: Over the last few days, I have been mentioning a low pressure system near Newfoundland would work back towards New England, and provide us with the risk for sprinkles and showers. The low is right over Newfoundland at the moment, and radar imagery shows some sprinkles coming off the water moving south and west towards Boston. This activity will persist into tonight, with isolated showers ending by the morning commute on Tuesday.
Winds will be increasing throughout the day, as high pressure ridging tries to dry out the atmosphere. But, the ridging will meet with the low pressure center, creating a tighter pressure gradient. When you have a tighter pressure gradient, you have stronger winds. This is what we can expect Tuesday afternoon.
High pressure will slowly take over and influence our weather Tuesday night into Wednesday. In fact, Wednesday’s high temperatures will actually reach the lower to middle 60’s. We will see a mix of clouds and sunshine on Thursday, as we watch a low pressure system moving over eastern Texas.
This low has spawned one tornado over Louisiana on Monday, and 150,000 Entergy customers are without power due to severe thunderstorms. Now, we will not see that type of weather here in New England, but if the low tracks closer to New England Thursday night into Friday, we could see some strong winds and good rainfall. At the moment, both the American and European models keep the low to our south and east. So, I am lowering our risk for showers and moderate rain, but will keep the possibility in the forecast for Friday. But, the current trend in the models is to keep us drier than expected on Friday.
We will stay dry on Saturday, with sunny skies for most of Sunday. Temperatures will also be increasing, and we will actually see the temperatures reach above average status for early May, as high temperatures reach the upper 60’s next Monday. There may be some showers Sunday night into early Monday morning, thanks to a quick moving cold front.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Overcast with isolated showers and a low of 44.
Tuesday: Windy and overcast with an isolated shower by 8 a.m. Partly sunny skies expected for the rest of the afternoon. We will see a high of 59 with north winds of 16-21 mph.
McCoy Stadium Forecast (6:15 p.m. vs. Syracuse): Partly sunny, breezy, 54.
Tuesday night: Clearing skies with a low of 45. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 7-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and milder with a high of 64.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with increasing clouds after 3 a.m. and a low of 43.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a high of 60.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 46.
Friday: Cloudy with the risk for strong winds and light rain. Highs 53-56, lows 41-44.
Saturday: Possible showers end by 2 a.m. with mostly sunny skies. Highs 59-62, lows 43-46.
Sunday: Mostly sunny until the early afternoon, then increasing clouds with showers by 10 p.m. Highs 63-66, lows 46-49.
Monday: Showers end by 4 a.m. with partly sunny skies. Highs 67-70, lows 47-50.