Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Boston, MA
AWUS81 KBOX 291218
Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
815 AM EDT Sun May 29 2016
During the overnight, a back door cold front moved south and
southwest across eastern Massachusetts, making it as far inland as
Worcester and Providence. Morning lows were mild and ranged in the
60s, but the coolest readings were along the Massachusetts east
coast where lows were in the upper 50s.
For today, the back door front will remain draped across the region
with some movement north. This frontal boundary will cause a
dramatic range in high temperatures this afternoon, by as much as 30
degrees. It will be another warm to hot day across the interior,
outside of the I 495 corridor, where highs will top out in the mid
80s to low 90s. But over the eastern third of the region, highs will
only range in the 60s and 70s. Skies will average out to be partly
sunny today. There will be the chance for afternoon showers and
possible thunderstorms across central and western portions of
Massachusetts and Connecticut.
For tonight and Memorial Day Monday, showers are likely late tonight
into Monday, due to tropical moisture from Bonnie spreading north
northeastward from the Carolinas. This tropical plume of moisture
could produce locally heavy rainfall across our region with embedded
thunderstorms. Lows tonight will range from the upper 50s in the
east, to the upper 60s in the west. Afternoon temperatures on Monday
will average in the 70s, but it will be slightly cooler along the
south coast with highs in the upper 60s.
Looking ahead, dry conditions with warm afternoons follow Tuesday
and Wednesday, and perhaps into Thursday, but unsettled weather may
return by the end of the week.