Storms in the East; Monsoons and Fire Weather Out West

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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.55°NLon: 71.76°WElev: 348ft.

Fair

67°F

19°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.3 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 17 Aug 2:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Groton MA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Heavy
    Rain

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Patchy fog after 3am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 81 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 72 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Calm wind.
Friday
A slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Increasing clouds, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
Groton MA
 42.6°N 71.58°W (Elev. 299 ft)
1:43 am EDT Aug 17, 2018
3am EDT Aug 17, 2018-6pm EDT Aug 23, 2018
 
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