Unsettled In The Northeast...

May 3, 2021 // Article by: Brad Miller

Outside of a few light showers, it was a mainly dry weekend for the Northeast.  However, the new work week will be a bit more unsettled.  Right now, Thursday looks like the only completely dry day, but that doesn't mean it will be raining the rest of the time either.  In fact, Monday night and Tuesday night will have the highest risk for rain this week.  First, here is a look at the simulated radar for 2 AM Tuesday.

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Once that area of rain exits Tuesday morning, the rest of the day should be mainly dry up and down the I-95 corridor.  The only exception will be any showers and storms that are able to "pop-up" during the afternoon.  However, rain chances increase again as we head into Tuesday night as a cold front pushes towards the East Coast.  This will help spark another round of showers and storms that likely last into Wednesday.  Still some uncertainty as to how fast they exit, but it the best chance for rainy weather on Wednesday will be in New England while the rest of the Northeast trends drier in the afternoon.  Here is the forecast radar for 11 AM Wednesday.

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As mentioned earlier, Thursday will be dry and seasonable along with a fair amount of sunshine as high pressure builds across the region.  By Friday, clouds return and we may be dealing with some showers across parts of the Northeast as a coastal system slides just offshore.  This system has been trending further east, so there is a chance that it stays far enough offshore and Friday stays mainly dry.  As for total rainfall this week, here is a look at the forecast through Friday evening.

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Temperatures this week will be a bit up and down as well.  Tuesday will likely be the warmest day with highs in the 70s and even some 80s. The only exception will be in central and northern New England where temps will likely hold in the 50s due to a cool, east wind off the ocean.  The end of the work week will offer temperatures that are below normal for early May and likely continues into the weekend.