Weekly Outlook: May 15-21, 2017

Looks like we’ve got some weather Whiplash coming this week. We are finally going to Escape the damp and cool weather we’ve had for a while, though we still have One more day of it coming. After that, we’ll Turn The Page and head into some summer-like weather. After Tuesday’s Gone, temperatures will soar into the 80s for mid-week. After some snow in the mountains yesterday, winter lovers must realize that it’s Sad But True that we’ve finally reached The End Of The Line for snow this year. If you’re not a winter lover, then Dream No More, what you thought might have been The Day That Never Comes will finally arrive this week. Faster than you can say “Sabbra Cadabra“, you’ll be looking for summer clothes in your closet. Summer will finally arrive, and for most of you, Nothing Else Matters right now.

Normal high temperatures are in the middle to upper 60s around here in May. Only 1 or 2 days this week will be around normal. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Low pressure in the Gulf of Maine this morning will slowly move eastward today, with any lingering showers coming to an end. High pressure builds in for Tuesday with sunshine and warmer temperatures returning. As the high moves offshore by mid-week, southwest to west winds will pump even warmer air into the region with most places, especially away from the South Coast and Cape Cod, soaring into the 90s. By Thursday, we could some locations top 90 degrees. We may see a few pop up showers and thunderstorms on Thursday, but right now they don’t look widespread. A cold front will cross the region on Friday, though it will likely have little moisture associated with it. We’ll cool off a little on Saturday, but temperatures will still be near to above normal. Sunday is the big question mark at this point. Some of the models are showing a backdoor front moving in, which would mean another chilly, damp day, while others show that front retreating and moving northward as a warm front. Given the time of year and recent events, we are going to lean towards the chilly side for now, but the potential is there for next Sunday to be significantly warmer than what our forecast currently shows.

The GFS is forecasting a hot day on Thursday. It’s not the only model showing this forecast. Image provided by Pivotal Weather.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers ending. Some afternoon sunshine may develop. High 55-62.

Monday night: Becoming mostly clear. Low 45-52.

Tuesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 69-76

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 50-57.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy, and warmer. High 78-85, except 70-77 along the South Coast, possibly cooler on Cape Cod.

Thursday: A mix of sunshine and clouds, breezy, warm, and humid, with afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. High 85-92, except 77-84 along the South Coast, possibly cooler on Cape Cod.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and drier. High 75-82, cooler on Cape Cod.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 64-71.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 54-61, possibly warmer the farther south and west you go.

The home of the Super Bowl Champions will be Hardwired to Self-Destruct on Friday. Image provided by GilletteStadium.com

Metallica Forecast: This Friday night, one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all-time returns to this area when they setup shop for a concert at the home of the 5-Time Super Bowl Champions. For those of you who are heading down to worship at the altar of the almighty Metallica, you can expect clear skies, with temperatures starting the evening in the upper 60s, dropping to the lower 60s by the time the final firework has exploded.

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