Weekly Outlook

Weekly Outlook – May 23-30

The upcoming week will feature a wide range in temperatures across the region, as is typical of Spring in New England. However, as we approach Memorial Day, the traditional start of Summer, it looks like some summer-like weather will finally settle in. As always though, there is a fly in the ointment – a backdoor cold front.

We’ll start the week with clouds and cool temperatures, thanks to low pressure moving up the East Coast. It will spread the clouds in today, with showers moving in tonight and Tuesday.

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Bring an umbrella if you’re heading out Monday night or leaving for work early Tuesday. Up to half an inch of rain is possible across the area. Image courtesy of WeatherBell

High pressure starts to build in on Wednesday with sunshine and warmer temperatures. Thursday is where things start to get tricky. It should be a warm day with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon as a cold front moves through the region. That front stalls out to our south, so Friday will be likely cooler, especially along the coast, thanks to a wind off the still-cool ocean. The big question is, when does the front head back to the north as a warm front? If it’s late Friday, as some models suggest, then temperatures could spike into the 80s in the afternoon across inland areas while the coast stays cool. If it’s late Saturday, then Friday remains cool in most spots, while Saturday could see the temperatures spike in the after noon. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to accompany the front as well. Regardless of when the front comes through, Sunday and Memorial Day look look to be partly to mostly sunny and quite warm, with temperatures well into the 80s, maybe even low 90s in a few spots. A few showers and thunderstorms may pop up each afternoon, but it looks like the bulk of the activity will stay to the north.

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The GFS is forecasting temperatures near 90 for much of the region on Memorial Day. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: A sunny start, then increasing clouds.High 69-76.

Monday night: Cloudy with showers developing, possibly a rumble of thunder. Low 48-55.

Tuesday: Cloudy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. High 60-67.

Tuesday night: Gradually clearing skies. Low 50-57.

Wednesday:A mix of sunshine and clouds. High 77-84.

Thursday: Partly sunny, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms.High 77-84.

Friday: More clouds than sunshine, showers and thunderstorms are possible. High 62-62 along the coast, 70-77 inland.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 76-83.

Sunday: Partly sunny, chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 83-90.

Memorial Day: Partly sunny, afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible again. High 83-90.

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