Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Boston, MA
AWUS81 KBOX 241142
Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
745 AM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017
A coastal low moves up the coast this week bringing a period of
heavy rain and cloudy skies Tuesday through Thursday.
A stationary front remains off to the northwest of New England today
keeping the region in an area of high pressure and clear skies.
Temperatures may reach into the 70s today, with the coasts remaining
in the 50s. Winds will be calm throughout the day, with maximum wind
gusts being near 10 mph. Skies will become cloudy overnight as the
coastal low moves up the Atlantic coast to New England. Overnight
temperatures will be in the 40s throughout the night with light
Widespread rain will begin near 12z Tuesday, gradually moving
northward covering all of New England by 18z. Strong winds will
increase due to the approaching coastal low. Winds will peak around
30 knots along the coast and heavy rain will persist across much of
New England. High temperatures will range in the 50s Tuesday, with
overnight lows in the 40s.
Rain will continue through Wednesday as the coastal low sits just
south of Long Island. Afternoon temperatures will struggle to reach
into the 60s. Rain amounts throughout Wednesday may yield over an
inch of rain across the region. Winds will continue to gust up near
25 mph, especially along the coast. A warm front associated with the
coastal low will move northwest through the region Wednesday evening
allowing for temperatures to remain in the 50s overnight with
Rain showers will continue through Thursday morning, and taper off
throughout the day. The coastal low will slowly move northeast of
the region, leaving us with overcast skies and diminishing winds.
Temperatures will be above normal Thursday due to the warm frontal
passage Wednesday evening. Afternoon temperatures are expected to
reach well into the 60s, with the Connecticut River Valley likely
reaching into the 70s. The second half of this week should be
primarily dry. A low pressure system will approach from the West
keeping Southern New England in overcast skies.