A Fine Final Week Of Spring...

June 15, 2020 // Article by: Brad Miller

It was an absolutely fantastic weekend across the Northeast and it looks like the fine weather will continue for the new work week.  Also, this is the final week of spring as summer officially arrives Saturday, June 20th.  The recent pattern has been dominated by an area of high pressure located over eastern Canada and northern New England.  At the same time, low pressure over the southeastern U.S. has been "stuck" there since Friday and "blocked" from turning north, thanks to the high.  The end result has been dry weather for the I-95 corridor along with very pleasant temperatures for mid-June.  However, we could actually use some rainfall as parts of New England are becoming "abnormally dry".  It doesn't mean that we're in a drought, but the dry conditions are being monitored.  

Courtesy NOAA

So, with the pattern not changing all that much through Friday, rain amounts will be hard to come by.  In fact, Friday looks to be the only day that will offer a decent chance for showers and storms...still though, most locations will remain rain free.  Here is a look at total rain forecasted through Friday night.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather


Temperatures will increase as we progress through the week and so will the humidity.  And although Friday will be the best chance for afternoon showers and storms, it will also be the wamest.  Temperatures will climb well into the 80s by Friday afternoon and it become quite humid as well.  Here is a look at the forecast dewpoints for 2 PM Friday.  These dewpoints combined with afternoon temperatures in the 80s will produce heat indices in the low to mid 90s for parts of the Northeast.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Beyond that, it looks like summer arrives right on time as Father's Day weekend is expected to be hot and humid with some afternoon "pop-up" storms.  We'll of course have more on that in our next blog on Friday.